Tiny green buds. Robins in the sunshine. Spring has finally arrived in our shores. Joy is in the air as flower pots, compost and seeds invade the sidewalks. I can now take my afternoon walks and enjoy the gorgeous temperature, at 18 C as I am writing this.
A perfect day to complete your 30th poem for National Writing Poetry Month (congratulations!) or write and link your 1st poem if you have been on a break. What is a perfect (spring) day for you? While you are thinking of a response, allow me to share a spring poem:
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.
And because it is another OpenLinkNight, where the pub is sparkling green and inspiring poets coming from different parts of the world. Welcome everyone, this is Grace hosting for today’s sharing of our words.
If you are new here, here is how to spring into action:
- Write ~ a poem, post it to your web page
- Link ~ by clicking on the Linky button below and entering the URL to your poem
- Read ~ pick some poems to read
- Respond ~ leave them feedback, what did you like? what inspired you?
- Encourage others to participate through social media, promote your own piece and others.
- Have fun meeting and engaging your fellow poets.
Happy Tuesday to everyone ~ Grace