Poems and Poetry

A Symphony Lost | A Poem by Donal Mahoney

Harvey at 80
is losing his hearing.
He can’t hear his wife

when she talks,
a symphony lost.
But at dusk

in the garden
alone in a lawn chair
with a glass of iced tea

cubes circling
Harvey can hear
the whippoorwill ask

and the cricket reply
and that’s all the truth
that he needs.

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