Afternoon on a Hill
I will be the gladdest thing
Under the sun!
I will touch a hundred flowers
And not pick one.
I will look at cliffs and clouds
With quiet eyes,
Watch the wind bow down the grass
And the grass rise.
And when the lights begin
To show up from the town,
I will mark which must be mine,
And then start down!
– Edna St. Vincent Millay, 1917
The illustration is from Childcraft encyclopedia 1949, which was on my bookshelves when I was small.
is your tomb and here is the spot here
where i may bury you
it is quite warm
for a day in the sun of february.
is your little mink pillow, with the white socks
inside. in case you want them to cover your feet.
i brought you a casserole
and a jar of white jelly from the mantel
i hope that’s enough.
take this ring. it’s only twenty pennies
four nickels, two dimes, one heart
and it has a little string, see?
you can wear it around your neck.
-Phoebe, Greenwood, Teen Blogger