Wednesday, April 30, 2008

End of April

This month was National Poetry Month and Dana at Hidden Art, Carmon at Buried Treasure, and Sherry at Semicolon have spent the month encouraging everyone to enjoy poetry, not just for one month of the year, but each and every day.
We like poetry (Steve has written several epic poems) and have many books of poetry that we dip into almost daily. Recently I got some books of poems by Judith Viorst through PaperBackSwap and have gotten a laugh out of many of them.

In honor of the last day of National Poetry Month, I'll share one of Ms. Viorst's poems from her book Forever Fifty :

Wild Thing

I went for a walk in the sun without wearing my sunscreen.

I went out of town without making a reservation.

I placed my mouth directly upon a public drinking fountain, and took a sip.

I didn't bother flossing my teeth before bedtime.

I pumped my own gasoline at a self-service station.

I ate the deviled egg instead of the cauliflower with low-fat yogurt dip.

I bought, without reading Consumer Reports, a new dryer.

I left my checking account unreconciled.

I know that the consequences could be dire,

But sometimes a woman simply has to run wild.


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4 Comments:

Blogger Meg said...

I bought another skein of sock yarn...when I really did not need it. Sometimes a woman's gotta live wild! =)

9:46 PM  
Blogger Wool Winder said...

Funny! That's living on the edge :)

8:00 AM  
Blogger Dana said...

Smile...I think I'll pick that one up for some more giggles.

7:55 PM  
Blogger Dana said...

Yup, it's in the LP (Large Print) section at the library :)

7:57 PM  

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