January 28, 2009 Poetry Day
Today I'm not going to think about the snow
or freezing rain, and I refuse
to worry about the bone-chilling temps,
the blustering wind, the slippery roads,
the chickedees shivering in the blue spuce
trees outside my window, because today
is poetry day, and I get to write a poem,
and draw, and work on my picture book,
and maybe even read.
This is not my poem of the day, but today has been a wonderful day of creativity. Life is good!
If you love nature, look for poetry books by Mary Oliver, who has won a National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize for poetry.