Tuesday, December 28, 2010

A poem for today

I received a lovely book of poetry from my Secret Santa at work this year. (along with a lovely scarf, pen, bookmark, and photo album. Thanks Fabian!)

It's the Collected Poems of Donald Justice. I've been reading a few every day, savoring the poems. I though I would share one with you today.


Morning opened
Like a rose,
And the snow on the roof
Rose-color took.
Oh, how the street
Toward light did leap!
And the lamps went out.
Brightness fell down
From the steeple clock
To the rows of shops
And rippled the bricks
Like the scales of a fish,
And all that day
Was a fairy tale
Told once in a while
To a good child.

I wanted to add a picture of pretty sunrise here but it was cloudy this morning. Perhaps tomorrow...

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