The poet William Stafford set himself the task of writing a poem a day. When someone asked him what he would do when his poem-of-the-day wasn't very good, he replied "I simply lower my standards." In order to increase output, the bar here is set at a low level - the point of this is to have some fun with current events and politics. I welcome contributions and comments. Now you can also follow Doggerelo on Twitter (@doggerelo). Because of continuing medical problems, I'm no longer able to post a poem-a-day. I'll continue to post poems, but at a reduced frequency, so please stay tuned.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

May Day

The first of May and Spring arrives on time,
Puts down its suitcase and prepares to stay,
For there’s a lot of work to do this day
To take advantage of the warming clime

And spring incarcerated leaves from buds
And costume scraggly trees in green array
And winnow gaudy blooms from bulbs and shrubs -
For this we celebrate the first of May.

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