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.
~ Billy Collins
10 thoughts on “Today is just that kind of day”
What a lovely selection of paintings!
Thank you, Geoff. My theme was light in spring. Wonderful we are heading towards brighter times, at least weather-wise ✌
These are lovely paintings, Hanna. And the poem epitomized all the joy about spring.
Thank you, Tanja. I’m so happy for spring this year!! It gives me renewed hope and energy.
All the best,
Spring always gives me new hope and energy, but perhaps the feeling is more pronounced this year.
Hi Tanja. It is as if all worries disappear on a spring day. Yes, we need that feeling now!
All the best,
I especially love that first painting – even down to the birds on the wire! 👍👍😊
Thanks for that, Mike. I know the village environments in Denmark. They are few, but they exist. Large parts of the Danish electricity grid have been dug into the ground since the violent storm in December 1999. But you might still see the birds rocking somewhere on a wire 😀😀🤞✌
Beautiful paintings! It’s -20 wind chill over here today. A nice Spring day sure would be nice.
Thanks for that, Ab. We might have some of that ‘brrr-weather’ here too. Never know what to expect. Just enjoy it when things turn out right 😀
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