I am boundlessly happy today. Some reasons:
1) Spring has finally sprung in Seattle (I’m wearing a skirt and t-shirt and the sun is shining gloriously).
2) I am going to hear the Dalai Lama speak today.
3) A couch will be purchased and in my living room by the end of the weekend.
It is National Poetry Month. Here’s one of my favorites from one of my all time favorites.
since feeling is first
who pays any attention
to the syntax of things
will never wholly kiss you;
wholly to be a fool
while Spring is in the world
my blood approves,
and kisses are a better fate
lady i swear by all flowers. Don’t cry
–the best gesture of my brain is less than
your eyelids’ flutter which says
we are for each other: then
laugh, leaning back in my arms
for life’s not a paragraph
And death i think is no parenthesis