reading aloud


i read marketa a favorite poem

it begins with


The two of us


and ends with 




in between is a poem of wind and laughter

of youth and possibilities

of time passing

of regret and joy for the one that got away


and, oh, what a one he was



blue-eyed, long leap of a lad


reminding me of colin—long of leap

and blue of eye


the author wrote

(rending my sentimental heart)


God himself loved the sight of us


god loved the sight of colin and georgette 

but her parents did not


it is a sad poem

it is a happy poem

so i read it to marketa this morning


because there are reasons to be sad

because there are reasons to be happy


because of frost on the window

because getting out of bed seemed too difficult to bear


because of warm flannel

and cold toes


because i miss colin

because of hindsight


Oh, why did I let that boy go?


though i extrapolate on the theme to suit my needs

because so much of life ends with 










Hindsight, by Nancy Willard







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Written on 2020-09-21 at 13:59

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