March 25th, 2011
This is the last Poetry Friday in March and to celebrate the impending arrival of spring in our neck of the woods (it really, really must be around the corner now!) I picked this poem by Alicia Ostriker. Enjoy and happy Poetry Friday!
The optimists among us
taking heart because it is spring
attending their meetings
signing their e-mail petitions
marching with their satiric signs
singing their we shall overcome songs
posting their pungent twitters and blogs
believing in a better world
for no good reason
I envy them
said the old woman
The rest of the poem is on the Poetry Foundation website.
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