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changing everything carefully

Sunday, March 27, 2011

We had snow here last night, but by noon it was all melted. When I spoke to my Dad this morning I told him about the snow and he said “It’s kind of late in March for snow.” I am delighted that at 97 he is still oriented enough to know that.

The following poem speaks of “changing everything carefully.” For the last year and a half that’s what I’ve been doing – changing everything carefully – not all at once, not big changes, but real changes.

This is one of my favorite poems for spring.

e.e.cummings


Spring is like a perhaps hand
(which comes carefully
out of Nowhere)arranging
a window,into which people look(while
people stare
arranging and changing placing
carefully there a strange
thing and a known thing here)and

changing everything carefully

spring is like a perhaps
Hand in a window
(carefully to
and from moving New and
Old things,while
people stare carefully
moving a perhaps
fraction of flower here placing
an inch of air there)and

without breaking anything.
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JOYATLAST 4/20/2011 8:19PM

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PENNYAN45 4/4/2011 11:13PM

    Thanks for sharing this poem. I had not seen it before.
Springtime is indeed 'changing everything carefully.'
So is the time leading up to retirement.







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CHARMIAN2 4/1/2011 4:51AM

  Like your attitude

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COACHPENNY 3/30/2011 9:27PM

    Lovely poem. Blessings to your Dad....97....wow!

This poem could also be used to signify the type of change we are seeing implemented by President Obama. Changing things carefully to avoid breakage?

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CJD2000 3/30/2011 10:52AM

    Lucky you to have your dad.

Another enjoyable poem.
Cathy

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CHARMIAN2 3/30/2011 4:22AM

  Your Dad sounds great!!

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COLEENCOLE 3/29/2011 8:51PM

    How amazing that you have such a sharp dad at 97. What will be your retirement activities as it could go on for years if you are anything like your dad.

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LIZARDREAMING 3/29/2011 11:59AM

    Thanks for the Spark Goodie! Double thanks, cause it brought me to your blog. Love the poem and the attitude. Great to hear about your Dad still being with it! Sorry about the snow - we're supposed to be in the 80's this week! Too soon, but we get what we get. emoticon

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ALIBROM 3/29/2011 12:18AM

    That poem made me laugh, especially the last line. I love it. I enjoy coming to your page and reading your blogs and poems. It is like an "Inch of" fresh spring air, LOL! It is a blessing that your dad's mind is still sharp at his age.

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KALISWALKER 3/28/2011 9:05PM

    I walked Kali outside today, still lots of snow but a good start at getting back at it.

You are right your dad is really on the ball!

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JCORYCMA 3/27/2011 10:23PM

    Careful changes tend to last (unless you are talking about Iowa weather!) As always I love the poems!

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SARAWMS48 3/27/2011 5:01PM

    "Who pays attention to the syntax of things will never wholly kiss you." My favorite quote of e.e.cummings from back in the spring of 1970 when I first discovered his writing. Thanks for the reminder.

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TYEASLEY 3/27/2011 4:09PM

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We got snow yesterday, too. It's mosty melted now. The best changes are made slowly instead of abruptly. That's a very wise approach to life. Daily blessings are revealed. I love that your dad still has his wits about him. I agree, it is too late in March for snow. However, Mother Nature thinks otherwise.

Here's to sunnier days and to not breaking anything. Have a great week, hopefully no more snow, only sunshine and blue skies.

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MOM2ACAT 3/27/2011 3:52PM

    Beautiful poem!
That is great about your dad.
We still have snow here, but that is not unusual for Michigan; we've even had snow storms in April some years.

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JUNEAU2010 3/27/2011 3:37PM

    Wonderful note about your dad! I'm smiling!

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SHOSHANADP 3/27/2011 3:18PM

    I agree with your father; it is too late in March for snow.

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EGRAMMY 3/27/2011 1:10PM

    emoticon Beautiful, thank you for sharing

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