The Wooden Pasture Gate

Posted by Frank Obrigewitsch, SJ in Our Culture

The Wooden Pasture Gate

A worn path leads to the wooden pasture gate.

The water gate, secured with a hook,

opens east to the well by the creek.

In ‘43 mother lay on the bulge of the hill

water pails beside her

hoping her skipping heart beats would still

praying for strength.

In ‘53 her eldest child dances up the incline,

slips through the gate,

swings the two pails of water horizontal

laughing with delight.


About The Author

Frank Obrigewitsch, SJ, is pastor of St. Ignatius parish in Winnipeg.

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Peter Bisson on March 16, 2017 - 8:17 PM

Thank you Frank!