Maggie, There Aren’t Enough Cherry Trees

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BobBradshaw
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Maggie, There Aren’t Enough Cherry Trees

#1 Post by BobBradshaw » 23 Sep 2022, 04:41

Maggie, There Aren’t Enough Cherry Trees


Some things I remain crazy about:
“Wild Nights” by Emily Dickinson,
Mozart’s piano concertos, Maggie…

whom I loved more than the 60s.
Often I grow nostalgic over anything
that begins with “M”—Marichal,

McCovey, Maggie…
Yes, it’s obvious. I’m old.
I’m being swept out of this world.

I drag my feet. I apply the brakes
as I would pressure to a bullet wound.
Delay, delay, delay is my strategy.

Soak in everything. A.E. Housman
knew the end was approaching
when he had 50 springs left.

Imagine having less than a dozen.
There aren’t enough Maggies in this world.
And not enough time to lie under

all the cherry trees, their shredding blooms
awash in gusts, snowy petals
foaming like windy surf.

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Re: Maggie, There Aren’t Enough Cherry Trees

#2 Post by FranktheFrank » 25 Sep 2022, 14:55

You deserve more than just my idle comment on this fine poem Bob.

BobBradshaw
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Re: Maggie, There Aren’t Enough Cherry Trees

#3 Post by BobBradshaw » 26 Sep 2022, 22:22

Thanks, Ieuan

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