February 21, 2010

in a room that is gray

Blue sky, gray trees, pale green buds, white snow -
Spring is coming:

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Although you sit in a room that is gray, 
Except for the silver
Of the straw-paper,
And pick
At your pale white gown;
Or lift one of the green beads
Of your necklace,
To let it fall;
Or gaze at your green fan
Printed with the red branches of a red willow;
Or, with one finger,
Move the leaf in the bowl--
The leaf that has fallen from the branches of the forsythia
Beside you...
What is all this?
I know how furiously your heart is beating.

Gray Room by Wallace Stevens


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Tess Kincaid said...

Ah, fresh! I've been thinking of buying a ton of white paint and giving my kitchen and sitting room a spring makeover.

Bridget said...

those are some gorgeous rooms.

boops said...

bookmarking this page thank you!


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