“I Meant to Do My Work Today”
by Richard Le Gallienne
I meant to do my work today—
But a brown bird sang in the apple tree,
And a butterfly flitted across the field,
And all the leaves were calling me.
And the wind went sighing over the land,
Tossing the grasses to and fro,
And a rainbow held out its shining hand—
So what could I do but laugh and go?
It’s still the twenty-sixth day of the fifty-sixth month of My Year Without Complaining.
Life still continues, in the beautiful California Delta. Be well.