Sunday, May 15, 2016

Poetry Sunday

As you know, I'm a history buff, and one of the things I do every day is put a short post on my Facebook page with a selection of noteworthy people who have birthdays that day, and a brief summary of something significant that happened in history. History has been around for a long, long time, and so there's no shortage of interesting things that happened on each of the 365 days each year (366 this year, being a leap year) ... but it's also worth remembering that there are a lot of perfectly ordinary things that happen every day as well, as this poem by Annie Lighthart reminds us:

On This Date 
by Annie Lighthart 

On this date many things happened.
Governments were heaved into being, creeds
were repeated, maps and speeches given and believed.
There was quiet on this date. A little boy lived.
There was sleep, and one birdcall stitched all the way through.
On this date there was longing. Someone walked
through a room. One hand brushed loose crumbs into the other.
The earth received them out the side door on this date, on this day.

Have a good day, whether noteworthy or ordinary, and come back tomorrow for Musical Monday. More thoughts then.



eViL pOp TaRt said...

I like this poem. Sometimes we need those days too. News can be tiring and frustrating.

Mariette said...

There is pleasure in the ordinary.

Mike said...

There was sleep on this day.... there will be more.... time for a nap.

Elvis Wearing a Bra on His Head said...

We need days like that.

Linda Kay said...

There was exercise at 7 AM this morning, now time for a nap.