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In honor of this beautiful gift from nature (although honestly, today's kind of cloudy...), I thought I'd post a poem I wrote several weeks ago and haven't gotten around to posting.
This one is kind of a companion to my Spring Break backyard poem, except this is from our front yard!
Today I should have
done the laundry that's climbing out of the basket
listened to my students' voices calling from their ungraded papers
given the bathroom a good cleaning
and tidied up the downstairs
the sweet spring breeze
rustling the leaves
the playful gold sunbeams
warming the grass
the faraway-yet-familiar intrigue of Chile
beckoning from inside the pages of my
I spread out a blanket
under the comforting canopy of our big tree
kicked off my shoes
felt the warm sun filter through the leaves
opened the pages
what I "should have done"