Friday, September 4, 2015

Poetry Friday: "...pleasure is a thing that also needs accomplishing..."

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"Down near the bottom
of the crossed-out list
of things you have to do today,

between "green thread"
and "broccoli," you find
that you have penciled "sunlight."

Resting on the page, the word
is beautiful. ..."

Meandering through a file marked poetry, I found "The Word" (click on the title to read the rest of the poem at The Writer's Almanac) by Tony Hoagland, a perfect poem for anyone caught up in the frenzy of the "to do" list.  This poem is especially fitting for my teacher friends who never reach the end of the list, be it beginning of school, mid-year, testing season, or end of the year.  Here's hoping that each of you will "...find the time to sit out in the sun and listen," during this three day weekend. Thanks to The Writer's Almanac for bringing fabulous poetry into my life every day and to my Poetry Friday friends who share poetry love every week.  


  1. You find "that you have penciled 'sunlight'", oh that's what we all need to do, between the broccoli and the green thread. How lovely, and I do remember waiting for these three days, needing them a lot! Thanks, Ramona.

  2. I am an inveterate list-maker, so this poem really speaks to me!

  3. How beautiful, Ramona. And definitely needed. I love the green thread ... and broccoli. That makes the colour so much more vivid!