Thursday, September 28, 2006

Hanging On A Push Pin

After Saturday
the calendar page flips up.
September 2006 joins its ancestors
of birthdays, anniversaries, holidays,
ending Summers, beginning Falls,
sunrises, sunsets,
new moons, full moons,
and all phases in between.
There will have been 30 full days
of goings and comings,
but only one marks
the last time we’ll say goodbye.
I wonder if the push pin
can carry the weight?

14 comments:

NINANINA said...

and here's to more pushpins that will eventually hold up more calendars with full moons, new moons, birthdays,workdays without ovetime and many many wonderful holidays ;)
I like pushpins :)

floots said...

stunning work pat
loved it

Russell Ragsdale said...

I don't think even an iron girder would do. I'm staggering at the weight of this!

Roger Stevens said...

You'll have to hang the calendar up with a nail next month :-)

Lovely poem.

peter said...

Good words!!!

samuru999 said...

Great poem Pat!
Loved it!

Osquer said...

How many angels can dance on the head of a pushpin?

MB said...

Strikes me as sad. And well done.

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

Wow! What a heavy ending. Good work!

polona said...

sums it up so well.
beautiful poem, so reflective...

Masago said...

Wonderful, didn't want the read to end. Thank you.

Amalendu said...

It’s a very touchy poem Pat...
Loved reading it...

Sue hardy-Dawson said...

I'm hopless with calenders I stick with January till about June the leave it at that till December

Pat Paulk said...

Nina, I agree, pushpins are good for all those reasons. thank you!!

Thank you Floots!!

Russell, it is a lot of weight, isn't it!!

Roger, I think so. Thanks for coming by!!

Peter, thank you!!

Thank you Margie!!

Osquer, unfathomable, I believe!

MB, definitely a sad weight there. thank you!!

Andrew, thank you!!

Thanks Polona!!

Thank you Vaughn!!

Amalendu, thank you!!

Sue, I do that with my desk calendar. It's just something to doddle on!!