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ARE GETTING DEEP
AND I HAVE PREMISES
TO KEEP AND PILES TO
GO THAT I MUST SWEEP AND
PILES TO GO THAT I MUST SWEEP
~J. Patrick Lewis,
from Countdown to Summer:
A Poem for Every Day of the School Year
I just love the way this poem is shaped like a rake! I also like how Lewis imitates Robert Frost's poem "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening".
We only have one mature tree in our yard now -- and it has tiny leaves -- so we don't really need to rake in the fall. However, our previous house had 5 big maple trees in the yard, and I definitely remember that feeling of "piles to go that I must sweep"....