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fragmentary blue April 17, 2009

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Yesterday, as I was walking under a deep blue sky  past Martha Cook, I saw the magnolia and scilla in bloom. It’s a huge field of scilla, like a broad river spread  under the snowy white magnolias, and spilling out from under the fence to the sidewalk. The sky and the flowers were almost overwhelming, and I thought of the Robert Frost poem, “Fragmentary Blue”:

Why make so much of fragmentary blue
In here and there a bird, or butterfly,
Or flower, or wearing-stone, or open eye,
When heaven presents in sheets the solid hue?

Since earth is earth, perhaps, not heaven (as yet)--
Though some savants make earth include the sky;
And blue so far above us comes so high,
It only gives our wish for blue a whet.
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