Poetry Chain 4

I thought I had seen all the poems that were coming my way – obviously most people opted out of the process – but that didn’t matter, as you can see.

– and now, just when I thought it was well and truly finished – came this wonderfully apposite poem from a complete stranger.

Today
BY BILLY COLLINS

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,
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
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.

 

 

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2 Responses to “Poetry Chain 4”

  1. Jean Young Says:

    The whole Poetry Chain experience was unexpectedly rewarding!

  2. Woman walking Max Says:

    The Spring Poem is exquisite- visual, imaginative – especially smashing the glass paperweight to release the snow covered inhabitants and full of the uplift of being in Spring.
    Also, your latest post about Norway conveyed to me a sense of being there, and the ‘found’ sandals in the snow so evocative.

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