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Poetry Friday: The Day by Robert Lowell

January 5th, 2018 (06:00 am)
determined

Current Mood: determined
Current Song: Law & Order: SVU score music

It's amazing
the day is still here
like lightning on an open field,
terra firma and transient
swimming in variation,
fresh as when man first broke
like the crocus all over the earth.

- the opening lines of The Day by Robert Lowell

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Posted by: Catherine Wallian Flynn (Catherine Wallian Flynn)
Posted at: January 6th, 2018 12:42 pm (UTC)
The Day

This is so gorgeous. Thank you for sharing!

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: January 6th, 2018 03:14 pm (UTC)
Re: The Day

Happy new year!

Posted by: Mary Lee Hahn (Mary Lee Hahn)
Posted at: January 7th, 2018 01:11 pm (UTC)

We forget to be amazed EVERY day, every fresh start that links us back through time and history to every day there ever was (or will be)!!

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: January 7th, 2018 08:16 pm (UTC)

I wish more people had that sense of wonder and amazement. It makes me sad to realize not everyone has that - that they've lost it or quashed it somewhere along the way - Hope and wonder keep you happy, and make the world a better place.

To quote Anne Shirley + L.M. Montgomery: "Marilla, isn't it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?"

Posted by: Kay McGriff (kaymcgriff)
Posted at: January 7th, 2018 09:38 pm (UTC)
gorgeous

This is a gorgeous reminder to pay attention.

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: January 7th, 2018 10:27 pm (UTC)
Re: gorgeous

Yes. Always.

Posted by: Michelle Kogan (Michelle Kogan)
Posted at: January 11th, 2018 01:05 am (UTC)

Thanks for this lovely, uplifting section from Robert Lowell's poem, Happy New Year!

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: January 11th, 2018 01:46 am (UTC)

Happy new year!

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