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The Day's End (7/2/88)

William Goresko 1951 (Philadelphia, PA) – 2008 (Willow Grove, PA)



Strong oak limbs reach upward
Into the evening sky against which
Its leaves are sharply etched.
Large clouds slowly take shape and
Then dissolve, parts of my being that
I can't quite touch. On the horizon
Scarlet fades into magenta then pink
Where the rays of the setting sun,
Barely visible, streak the dusk,
Visitors from another world. I watch,
Bathed in the ethereal glow of this
Most perfect of days ends while nearby
A robin stalks its prey in the
Sweet coolness of twilight.
For the moment, all is bliss as
Daylight slips silently into darkness.
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William Goresko

William Goresko was an avid landscape photographer, a lover of backpacking and the outdoors, a voracious reader of classical literature and ardent fan of classical music as well as 60s rock and folk music. He also loved cooking and watching Sixers basketball games. He was a floor sander by trade. In 1984 at age 32 he was rendered quadriplegic in a car accident and lived for 24 more years. He retained his love of life and had a strong will to live. All poems were written a few years after the accident, typed one letter at a time, using a sip and puff device. Poems were submitted by his wife Cheryl. more…

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