Welcome to austinagrodolce … My family and I garden with more intention and enthusiasm than allocated budget or overall design plan. It shows. Wildlife populations don't seem to notice our lack of cohesive design, they just like the native plants here. It seems by growing local we've thrown out a welcome mat. Occasionally, we're surprised at who (and what) shows up.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Chag Sameach - Happy Easter - Joyous Spring


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.


Debra said...

Love this poem AND the photo. Nice compositions, both. =D
Happy Easter.

TexasDeb said...

Thanks Debra. I'm a huge fan of Billy Collins, bluebonnets and damianita all three. Have a lovely weekend!

Tina said...

Chag Sameach to me, Happy Easter to you, Deb! Lovely poem and this year, in particular, the sentiment of experiencing differing paths should be celebrated and appreciated. Have a lovely one!

TexasDeb said...

Tina - thanks as always for dropping in. It is always a joy for me when our differing paths meet up even if only for a shared moment online. Shalom!

Cat said...

Love the imagery of this poem and the feelings it evokes. Happy Easter, lovely friend. So glad to have met you in this virtual space. ♥

TexasDeb said...

Cat: The feelings are quite mutual. Thank you for being such a constant presence here!