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19 Apr 2011

Shrill with Light.

Written by sally @ 7:38 am — Section: sally


Yellow telephones
in a row in the garden
are ringing,
shrill with light.

Old-fashioned spring
brings earliest models out
each April the same,
naïve and classical.

Look into the yolk-
colored mouthpieces
alert with echoes.
Say hello to time.

–May Swenson

from Nature: Poems Old and New. © Houghton Mifflin, 2000. Reprinted without permission, as I swiped it from the Writer’s Almanac page.

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