Open the Window

I meant to do it yesterday
but got too busy to
hear the blue jay squawk and
find him in the oak
too busy to feel wind’s eye on my face,
to follow the swallowtail flight,
to watch a salmon sunrise

But I took the time this morning
and that has made all the difference

The word “window” derives from the Old Norse word, vindauga, which means wind’s eye.
The last line of the poem just happens to be the same last line in Robert Frost’s poem, The Road Not Taken.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay


18 thoughts on “Open the Window

    1. I know what you mean, Jazz. I have had so many unexpected events that were good things to ‘do’ but I sure miss my window-gazing time when days fill with activity. Thanks for dropping by.


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