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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 5 of 5, added on August 3rd, 2014 at 2:42 PM.
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EPvEim A big thank you for your blog post.Much thanks again. Really Cool.

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Comment 4 of 5, added on July 19th, 2014 at 2:41 AM.
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CKuYcE Really enjoyed this article.Really thank you! Much obliged.

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Comment 3 of 5, added on June 4th, 2008 at 5:30 AM.

this poem arises a beatifule and alive sense to us , a
seence which may fresh dark and bitter mood of day ,it was very good by now which everything appears bitter !!! thanks.Majid FM Iran

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