As March comes to a close so does National Reading Month. You likely know that reading comes in many different genres and themes for readers of all different interests. We hope you have enjoyed some of our recommendations and thought of reading in new ways this month. 

Spring is now officially here, so I hope reading this poem helps you anticipate warm spring days. 

Today By Billy Collins

If ever there were a spring day so perfect,
so uplifted by a warm intermittent breeze
that it made you want to throw
open all the windows in the house
and unlatch the door to the canary’s cage,
indeed, rip the little door from its jamb,
a day when the cool brick paths
and the garden bursting with peonies
seemed so etched in sunlight
that you felt like taking
a hammer to the glass paperweight
on the living room end table,
releasing the inhabitants
from their snow-covered cottage
so they could walk out,
holding hands and squinting
into this larger dome of blue and white,
well, today is just that kind of day.

One of my favorite lines from this poem reads, “it made you want to throw/ open all the windows in the house.” I love nothing more than cranking my window open to let the warm, fresh air blow into the room.

What lines stick out to you as you read? Let us know in the comments.

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