Monday, March 25, 2013
Happy spring break!
It was recently Billy Collin’s birthday (as if you needed a reason to be happy with the calendar!); here’s a spring break-y poem of his to celebrate with:
I If ever there were a spring day so perfect,
so uplifted by a warm intermittent breeze
That it made you want to throw
open all the windows in the house
and unlatch the door to the canary's cage,
I indeed, rip the little door from its jamb,
a day when the cool brick paths
and the garden bursting with peonies
seemed so etched in sunlight
that you felt like taking
a hammer to the glass paperweight
on the living room end table,
releasing the inhabitants
f from their snow-covered cottage
so they could walk out,
holding hands and squinting
into this larger dome of blue and white,
well, today is just that kind of day.
Or, if you prefer to hear poetry read by the poet…
Hope everyone has a wonderful spring break and we get a day or two like “Today”!