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Connections: April 25.17

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Dear reader,

It appears I might be gone from my blog for a couple days,

so I will not be able to meet my goal of a poem a day

for National Poetry Month.

But Thursday is Poem-in-Your-Pocket Day and

even though I haven’t been able to make my usual preparations for it,

I want to be sure you all have poems for your pockets,

so here is one of my favorites.

It won’t take long for you to write it down

and put it in your pocket

and slip it into the pocket of someone else

maybe.

THE MIRACLE OF SPRING

We glibly talk

of nature’s laws,

but do things have

a natural cause?

Black earth becoming

yellow crocus

is undiluted

hocus-pocus.

— Piet Hein

Wishing you all poems for your pockets

and for the pockets of all you love!

Connections

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5 thoughts on “Connections: April 25.17

  1. Happy spring and poem-in-your-pocket day. 🙂 Thanks for letting us know you’ll be gone or I’d be thinking ET had come and gotten you. 🙂

    • I feel at this point as though I’ve been with ET! My grandchildren are aliens. Lovable and darling aliens, of course, but who knows what they’re talking about? Stepping in to help at their house these past days made it clearer than ever that we live on different planets. At the same time, I saw undeniable signs of maturity and adulthood in them as they helped their mom (she had shoulder surgery). So not entirely alien, I guess!

  2. Hope you’re planning something nice.

    • Thanks, Susan. I wish I could say so. “That Was The Week That Was” used to be a television show, and its title applies to this past week. I was helping out at my son’s home; my daughter-in-law had shoulder surgery and couldn’t do much, and he was out of the country, so Grandma arrived, a la Mary Poppins, to lend a hand. I am now swigging Geritol to try to recuperate.

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