Monday, March 31, 2008

Hurry Spring!

I wanted to share this amazing photo with you tonight. As I began to search for a poem that might do such an incredible image justice, I had a thrilling thought. It's nearly April! Some people approach April with a vast relief that spring is in sight. Others approach it by planning elaborate pranks. I approach, book in hand. I'll see you again April first to tell you about my own rite of spring. Here is that poem to share while we wait and dream of spring.

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 door right from its little jamb,

a day when the cool brick paths and
garden bursting with peonies

seemed so etched in sunlight
that you feel 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,
ding hands and squinting

into this larger dome of blue and white,
well, today is just that kind of day.

~ Billy Collins
The photographer of this amazing photo is Jaime Walsh. Visit her Flickriver and beguile an hour or so.


andrea said...

lovely image, lovely words.

(lovely blog too) :)

happy spring to you!

tangobaby said...

That is an incredible photo. Thank you for finding it to share with us.

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