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Billy Collins - Today

If ever there were a spring day so perfect,
so uplifted by a warm intermittent breeze

that it made you want to throw
open all the windows in the house

and unlatch the door to the canary's cage,
indeed, rip the little door from its jamb,

a day when the cool brick paths
and the garden bursting with peonies

seemed so etched in sunlight
that you felt like taking

a hammer to the glass paperweight
on the living room end table,

releasing the inhabitants
from their snow-covered cottage

so they could walk out,
holding hands and squinting

into this larger dome of blue and white,
well, today is just that kind of day.

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Poet: Billy Collins
Poem: Today

Comment 18 of 18, added on March 21st, 2017 at 11:33 PM.
Test, just a test

Hello. And Bye.

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Comment 17 of 18, added on March 20th, 2017 at 11:03 AM.
Test, just a test

Hello. And Bye.

XRumerTest from Zimbabwe
Comment 16 of 18, added on January 1st, 2016 at 11:30 AM.


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