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Last Call to Vacation

By: Ardis E. Parshall - October 06, 2011

Last Call to Vacation

By Maryhale Woolsey

Having stayed close to duty all year long –
Closing my ears to spring’s enticing call,
To summer’s gentle whispers, to the song
Of woodland birds and mountain waterfall …

Now I respond to lures that tax believing –
This earth all raimented in cloth of gold,
With jewels threaded in, which time was weaving
While I was blind to how the year grew old.

I would be truant now, I would discover
Where blue-domed noons permit a tardy sunning
And gleaning of the bright playtime too near over,
Before I knew how fast the days were running.

(1954)



2 Comments »

  1. Love this

    Comment by queuno — October 9, 2011 @ 9:08 pm

  2. I’m glad. Me, too.

    Comment by Ardis E. Parshall — October 9, 2011 @ 9:26 pm

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