Thursday, April 17, 2008

Poem in your Pocket Day















A favorite from Ted Kooser:

The Bluet

Of all the flowers, the bluet has
the sweetest name, two syllables
that form on the lips, then fall
with a tiny, raindrop splash
into a suddenly bluer morning.

I offer you mornings like that,
fragrant tiny blue blossoms--
each with four petals, each with a star
at its heart. I would give you whole fields
of wild perfume if only

you could be mine, if you were not--
like the foolish bluet (also called
Innocence) - always holding your face
to the fickle, careless, fly by kiss
of the Clouded Sulphur Butterfly.

Bluet image from Hilton Pond

5 comments:

DK & The Fluffies said...

Oh that sweet little flower!

egretsnest said...

Lovely. I wish I'd heard about Poem in Your Pocket Day sooner -- I'd have loved doing that with my students.

dguzman said...

*sniffle!*

Mary said...

It's the cutest little flower. Makes me smile.

Pagan Sphinx said...

Thanks for sharing The Poem In Your Pocket. Lovely choice. I came over via Bobbie.

Peace.