Thanks to Kym I know that today is "Poem in Your Pocket" day. The poem I've chosen is by Ted Kooser and is actually in two books of poems by him that I have. The first book is "Delights and Shadows" (2004) which my Dad gave to me some years ago. This won the Pulitzer for Poetry. I like this quote from the NY Times Review: "....has a genius for making the ordinary sacred." The second book of his poetry that I have is called "Valentines" (2008). This book was also a gift from Janet one Sisters' Weekend.
All night each reedy whinny
from a bird no bigger than a heart
flies out of a tall black pine
and, in a breath, is taken away
by the stars. Yet, with small hope
from the center of darkness
it calls out again and again.
Do you have a poem to share today?
Last night while waiting for dinner to cook, Fletch and I noticed that our Redbud has finally begun to open. Our tree is young - Fletch put it in only a few years ago. I remember the first year there was only one branch with a few buds, but each year the number of blooms increases and it is turning into a really nice tree. It's not as far along as many I pass on my way to work,, but it's ours!
Well, this is my Friday of the work week, so wishing you all a lovely weekend. We'll be heading over to Colin & Mailing's for dinner on Sunday. Other than that, no real plans except start thinking of - and maybe do a little - packing as we leave on vacation a week from Saturday!! Maybe I can figure out what knitting to take.