giddy about the sun
I’m giddy about the sun
This strange and brilliant visitor
From another planet
Sitting at the kitchen table
My mind races through the house
Flinging windows and shades open
Shouts of happy recognition
Rise in gratitude for this visitor
Inviting me outside to play
I know warm weather will come—likely bringing unwelcome ultra-warm weather. But so what? Today I want to feel the warmth of the sun on my face, and witness the first bits of spring breaking through slushy mud and still-frozen ground.
This morning’s mail brought a new volume of Mary Oliver’s poems. D is making a multi-bean soup in the slow cooker. Smudge is asleep on our bed, comforted by my pajamas. What more could I ask for?
© Elouise Renich Fraser, 26 February 2019
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