Poetry Friday: April

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!

Alicia Ostriker

The optimists among us
taking heart because it is spring
skip along
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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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Mary Lee  |  March 25th, 2011 at 10:31 am

    This one is a keeper! I love the three points of view!

  • 2. Pomesarepoems  |  July 14th, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    This is an awesome poem, thanks for sharing

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