Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Slice of Life Day 20

Spring has come early this year to the midwest and all through the lovely weekend this poem went through my head:

I Meant To Do My Work Today

by Richard LeGallienne
I meant to do my work today,
But a brown bird sang in the apple tree,
And a butterfly flitted across the field,
And all the leaves were calling me.
And the wind went sighing over the land,
Tossing the grasses to and fro,
And a rainbow held out its shining hand,
So what could I do but laugh and go?

I couldn't say it any better than this!  So glad for poets who express their feelings when I can't always put mine into words.  I noticed this morning that the frogs are croaking already in our neighbors pond.  I'll take that as a sign that spring is here to stay.


  1. As soon as I read your title I was reminded of one of my favourite books as a child: "I meant to clean my room today..." Your poem certainly reflected the busy lifestyles we lead today. It served as a nice reminder to stop and smell the roses too (or at least stop and notice the beauty of spring). Thanks!