Uncover the Sun



The house is emptying

itself of us,

our furniture and belongings


The walls stand politely

in their new coats

of paint


The windows wonder

how clearly the next dwellers

will see though them


Outside, the yard hunkers down

under its mulch and leaves

curious who will rake it next


The trees will welcome

whoever comes here,

as trees always do


The birds and squirrels

will chirp and chatter

in greeting


And we will be across the world 

in gratitude for everything

this house shared

Posted in poetry.


  1. What a lovely poem of goodbye and hello. I am excited for you! And selfishly, many of us will miss your bodily presence in Eugene. I hope you will be doing readings from Portugal and we from the NW can access you. I send you lots of joyous hugs and well wishes as you begin your new life in a beautiful new land. Much love and good health to you and your family.

    • Thanks, Marlene! I will miss you too, although I will still be able to work from Portugal. I’ll still be available by email until we get our new phone numbers. I’ll be back working on Jan. 11th. Blessings to you, Eliel

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