Friday, May 20, 2016

Poetry Friday: Spring and Today

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Because it's spring. 
Because Atticus will soon be home for the summer. 
(I can almost taste his cooking.)
Because we are all in need of a break. 
Because Billy Collins is Billy Collins. 

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,

(Read the whole thing here, at the Poetry Foundation.)


Margaret has the round up at Reflections on the Teche.


Doraine Bennett said...

Love your becauses!

jama said...

Love your becauses too! Again, I ask, does Atticus do take out orders ? :)
Love the feeling of exhilaration in Collins's poem. He always delivers.

Molly Hogan said...

Love this poem and days like this. Thanks so much for sharing!

Mary Lee said...

Ahhh...Billy Collins. And a day like that (not today, not here -- we have more rain). Perfection.

Karen Edmisten said...

Happy to share this perfect spring day with you all, just because. :)

Jama, we've got to find a way for you to get you to our house for dinner. Barring that, I'll work on takeout delivery methods. :)

Brenda Harsham said...

Billy Collins is a master of the simple joys. I also am looking forward to summer.

Margaret Simon said...

Because there's a hummingbird at the feeder,
because the screen door is open
because the goose has a nest
because poetry is everywhere.

Karen Edmisten said...

Brenda, yes, he's the best.
Margaret, I love your Becauses.