So I turned to my queue of posts. Here's one of my favorite's.
Judith Viorst has lived in Washington since 1960. An amazingly prolific author, she's written science fiction books, picture and poetry books for children, adult fiction and nonfiction (including the best seller Necessary Losses) and three musicals.
She has also written best-selling books of poetry for adults. First came Suddenly Sixty, followed by I'm Too Young To Be Seventy. Now we have Unexpectedly Eighty. Here are a few samples of her wise and witty poems:
When I awoke this morning
The world was radiant with newness.
Indoors and outdoors, all had been scrubbed clean.
The sky had achieved a blue it seemed beyond blueness.
Whites were whiter than white, greens greener than green.
And the edges of everything,
Blades of grass,
Stood apart from the edges of everything else
With exquisite clarity.
How can I explain this? Revelation?
No – – successful cataract operation.
Here at the Restaurant
Here at the restaurant,