TVA Spring 2013 Newletter

2013 Spring Newsletter

I’m going to start with an uplifting Spring poem by Billy Collins –


If ever there were a spring day so perfect,
so uplifted by a warm intermittent breeze
that it made you want to throw
open all the windows in the house
and unlatch the door to the canary’s cage,
indeed, rip the little door from its jamb,
a day when the cool brick paths
and the garden bursting with peonies
seemed so etched in sunlight
that you felt like taking
a hammer to the glass paperweight
on the living room end table,
releasing the inhabitants
from their snow-covered cottage
so they could walk out,
holding hands and squinting
into this larger dome of blue and white,
well, today is just that kind of day.

That is one long sentence of joy, freedom, fresh air and exhilaration – and surely those days will come…

Rowena Sommerville, Director

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