A life well-lived in rural New England, through the eyes of a master essayist and poet. This collection includes Donald Hall’s Seasons at Eagle Pond, Here at Eagle Pond, the poem “Daylilies on the Hill,” and many uncollected pieces.
Here is Donald Hall on letter writing, possessions, the past, wood stoves, the weather, the Boston Red Sox, satellite dishes, and much more from Eagle Pond Farm – his ancestral home in New Hampshire, where he visited his grandparents as a young boy. Throughout, Hall beautifully narrates the flow of one season into then next, taking the good with the bad and moving on, knowing that the cycle always begins again. Approaching all facets of life with a sense of simplicity and love, Hall’s distills the human experience so uniquely that readers will return to these essays again and again, each time learning something new.