I first read this poem in a rather odd place – on a card in the accounting office of a place I once worked. The words always stuck with me, but I didn’t know it was a poem until I randomly thought of it and googled it one day. I can’t really explain why I love it so much, but I just like how it reads like a note left on a kitchen counter. Enjoy!
This Is Just To Say
I have eaten
that were in
you were probably
they were delicious
and so cold
Well, one week post wisdom teeth extraction and my face is still swollen and bruised. Thank goodness this is only a one time thing! I spent a lot of time on my couch this past week, so here’s some stuff that kept me entertained!
If you have Netflix, definitely check out Grace and Frankie, starring Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin. I watched all four seasons last weekend…
I’m currently in grad school, and this semester I’m taking an Applied Corporate Responsibility Class. The first class was extremely informative, but it certainly put me in a somber mood. I recommend checking out THIS video about Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring.
Trees goes dormant during the winter. Many animals hibernate. Us humans … business as usual. I think trees and animals have the right idea, so here’s to more nesting in the winter months!
All the complicated details
of the attiring and
the disattiring are completed!
A liquid moon
moves gently among
the long branches.
Thus having prepared their buds
against a sure winter
the wise trees
stand sleeping in the cold.
A Cup of Jo is one of favorite blogs, and I love how they do a “Have a Great Weekend” post with links and tidbits every Friday, so I am going to start doing my own version – TGIF!
I think I’ll actually be completing this post on Fridays, but this time I am completing it ahead of time because I’m getting my wisdom teeth out on Thursday, and I’m not sure if I’ll be able to write a coherent post! I’ve been seriously dreading this… so wish me luck!
My mom and I went to Arizona during the week of Thanksgiving, and we had such an amazing time. I had never been to a place with a desert climate, so there was definitely an adjustment period to the lack of humidity and high altitude. I have never been so thirsty in my life!
We flew from Boston Logan to Phoenix Sky Harbor, and took a shuttle to pick up our car at Enterprise. The process was smooth, and the person at Enterprise upgraded our car! I know you can get more affordable rentals with other companies, but I always use Enterprise because they have great customer service. After we picked up the car, we drove from Phoenix to Sedona, where we were staying at the Kimpton Amara Resort & Spa.
I’m working on a post about my road trip around Arizona with my Mom over Thanksgiving (I know, I’ve been M.I.A.), so I wanted to find a poem that was an ode to travel or vacations. I remembered this Walt Whitman poem, which is perfect because he is also my Mom’s favorite poet.
Poets.org has a great twitter presence, so I would recommend following them if you are a twitter user. Most of my twitter feed is now political commentary, so I welcome their tweets for a reprieve from the misery of the current political climate! If you are interested in poetry, you should sign up for their poem-a-day digital poetry series, where they email you a different poem every day.
Monday was #NationalKindnessDay, so they tweeted this poem, called “Be Kind”.