Welcome to Sunday Poetry.  If this is your first visit you can read about the purpose and inspiration of my Sunday blogs here.    

What’s your part?  Just slow down a little and come along for the read–or sometimes, for the listen. No analysis needed or required. Let the poem sink in and move you wherever it may. If you’d like to tell us what the day’s poem means in your life, or what word or phrase you’ve chosen to reflect on in the coming week, or where those reflections have taken you, we would be honored to have your comment. 

Daily Life, by Susan Wood, so beautifully captures the perils of giving in to the mundane and of being easily overcome by the ordinary. Haven’t we all had days when “a parrot of irritation” sits on our shoulder?

Poets.org is a wonderful site to browse, since the poetry is there because of the generosity of the poets and their publishers, and biographies of the poets themselves are included.  Stay awhile once you arrive, and enjoy.

How can we transform our perception of our daily life, our daily struggles into something “like a bird slowly unfolding its wings?”  Something I’ll ponder.

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