Wednesday, March 31, 2010

A poem for Spring; a poem for the end of the terrible weather...

Everything Is Going to Be All Right

How should I not be glad to contemplate
the clouds clearing beyond the dormer window
and a high tide reflected on the ceiling?
There will be dying, there will be dying,
but there is no need to go into that.
The poems flow from the hand unbidden
and the hidden source is the watchful heart.
The sun rises in spite of everything
and the far cities are beautiful and bright.
I lie here in a riot of sunlight
watching the day break and the clouds flying.
Everything is going to be all right.

~ Derek Mahon ~
(Collected Poems)

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Thom said...

Indeed everything will be alright. Very nice poem my friend :)

Mimi said...

Spring's here, everything will be all right.
Lovely picture, Mary.

♥ Kathy said...

What a great poem! Everything will be alright!

Coffeeveggie addict. said...

an excellent shot and beautiful poem....thanks for sharing....


ascu75 aka Don said...

Yep it sure will be all right.

Patti said...

Nice poem and picture, Mary. Thanks for sharing!

boliyou said...

Wow, look at your blog design. Awesome!

The poem is just lovely, and so appropos in light of the recent weather challenges on the East Coast. Rhode Island was particularly hard-hi, and Bear and I were fortunate to have very little damage.

The photo with the poem is amazing. Love it!

Travis said...

I love the poem. The renewal of spring is too inspiring to worry overmuch about the inevitable approach of fall and then winter.