Just Can't Look Away

Poem in my Pocket

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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 sprouting tulips

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.

    --- Billy Collins, Nine Horses


I'm off for a long weekend adventure.  See you Tuesday!


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Beautiful poem! Have a great weekend! XO


And it is that kind of day! Thanks for a wonderful poem and I hope you have a wonderful weekend full of adventure!


We've had that kind of day all week! Have a wonderful time and be free!

Patty refrigerator worthy! Thank-you Kym and have a wonderful weekend!


Really fun imagery! Hope your weekend excursion is equally pleasant!


I hope you have an abundance of days like the one described in this poem.



Linda in VA


Have a great weekend!!


another perfect reminder that I need to read more Billy Collins! hope you're having a ball on your Pittsburgh adventure!

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