Monday, December 30, 2013

OH CALENDAR (Monday Poem)

by J. Patrick Lewis

To see
December press
Its face against the door,
I realize I've grown an inch
Or more

Since we
First hung you up.
You measured time by turns:
Hard winter nights to softball days,

The chill
At Halloween,
Then, rumors of reindeer
Across the sky.  Good-bye, Happy
Old Year!

from The Family Read-Aloud Holiday Treasury selected by Alice Low, illustrated by Marc Brown, 1991, Little Brown & Company

No comments:

Post a Comment