Saturday, July 9, 2011
Poem In Your Post Blog Hop: Summer's Beauty
i thank You God for most this amazing
day: for the leaping greenly spirits of trees
and a blue true dream of sky; and for everything
which is natural which is infinite which is yes
(i who have died am alive again today,
and this is the sun's birthday; this is the birth
day of life and of love and wings: and of the gay
great happening illimitably earth)
how should tasting touching hearing seeing
breathing any--lifted from the no
of all nothing--human merely being
doubt unimaginable You?
(now the ears of my ears awake and
now the eyes of my eyes are opened)
Which poems epitomize the surprised bliss of a summer sunset or an osprey unexpectedly overhead or the fireworks spread out beneath you at the foot of your own home town? Try that for a focus this week, or simply choose any poem that's speaking to you right now. Link your post below, or leave your poem in the comments (and do check there: The Parrish Lantern almost always posts a stunning poem in the comments here)...
And do support the poets who change us with their art. Poets.org is a great place to start...