“I could hear her sigh when finally it was unloosed,
the way some readers sigh when they realize
that Hope has feathers,
that reason is a plank,
that life is a loaded gun
that looks right at you with a yellow eye.” - From Taking Off Emily Dickinson’s clothes.
Today is not only #NationalRelaxationDay, but #WalkWildwithWilliamWednesday, the time to take a walk in nature with one of your favorite poets named William: Blake, Stafford, Shakespeare, Wordsworth, Stanley Braithwaite, Billy Collins, William Carlos Williams, Yeats, W.S. Merwin, and so I took Billy (William James) Collins down to the shoreline to hang with the snowy plovers. It’s my first time walking with him. .
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