O spring, O joyous day!
Which cracks the snow upon the
sidewalks. Oh melted wonderland
of burning slush, and hark
the praises of the nightingale
to the lovely maidens, and how
they curl up in spring coats
and braids, skipping at school.
What bemused rays that faints one,
falls one, smiles one, tinted glasses
and second-hand bags, and merry
the giggles of the play or the guffaws
of the little boys and the hiccup of
Tom the town drunk. Oh happy
me! Oh happy us! Clasped arms
and circled songs as Winter
dies and Mrs. Barrows, in her
backyard, almost steps on
a forgotten seed, swallowed by
the white blanket, now taking
root, jiving to the joys of the
youth, the reddest of all
roses to see.
This is the 100 Songs Project, a 100-day writing challenge based on AFI’s 100 Years…100 Songs. Every day, I write a short poem, prose piece, or play based on, reacting to, rejecting, accepting, or doing something related to one of the songs in the top 100 list.
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- Put the Blame on Mame (deelaytful.com)
- Come What May (deelaytful.com)
- (I’ve Had) The Time of My Life (deelaytful.com)