poetry friday

In honor of the arrival of May tomorrow, I give you this poem by John Updike, hoping you May enjoy it!


Now children may
   Go out of doors,
Without their coats,
   To candy stores.

The apple branches
   And the pear
May float their blossoms
   Through the air,

And Daddy may
   Get out his hoe
To plant tomatoes
   In a row,

And afterwards,
   May lazily
Look at some baseball
   On TV.