Friday, December 09, 2011

Poetry Friday: Your Day Today

Have a ____ Day
by Lou Lipsitz

Have a nice day. Have a memorable day.
Have (however unlikely) a life-changing day.
Have a day of soaking rain and lightning.
Have a confused day thinking about fate.

(the rest of the poem is at The Writer's Almanac)

No matter what kind of day you have today, no matter how many ups and downs and wanderings with no crumbs to follow, I hope it includes some time spent with poetry!

The Poetry Friday roundup today is at Read, Write, Howl.


  1. Wow! He just about covers it all, doesn't he? Every line brings forth some memory, like "oh, yes, that's like it it!" I love 'endearing nonsense' especially. Sounds like a great day!

  2. I think this poet has been reading my mail. He's named every day of my life! Thanks for the great poem, on this blessed with poetry day. ♥

  3. Still chewing on "have a day of wholes." Thanks for sharing!

  4. I had to read that a couple times to see the circles, the wholes, the rounds, and the lost crusts. Thanks for sharing it. Makes me feel better about my emptier days...

  5. Have a day of reading new poems by great poets.

    Have a day of introductions to wonderful poetry blogs.

  6. This reminds me a wee bit of those orange juice commercials - but way more eloquent! Thanks for sharing. Have a (filled with your favorite things) day!

  7. I had to listen to Garrison Keillor read this and now I'm putting this poem on my ipod - especially on a day I need "a sudden hunger for communion" - as a reminder to look for something in every day. Thanks, Mary Lee!n e

  8. Some of them really are life-changing (however unlikely). Thanks for sharing this!

  9. See how important it is to teach the little ones to read, "Have a BLANK day"? How else will they know that they have work to do, filling in that blank with one of the choices, or choosing something of their own to put in the blank, or "yielding, of swallowing
    hard, breathing more deeply," when the blank fills itself in before they're ready?

    Wonderful, wonderful.


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