Why this?

The occasional piece of my own and a generous helping of others' creations I find inspiring. Site is named for a beloved book by one of my favorite writers, Italo Calvino, whose fanciful work lights--and delights--my soul.

Thursday, May 31, 2012


Morning opened 
Like a rose, 
And the snow on the roof 
Rose-color took. 
Oh, how the street 
Toward light did leap! 
And the lamps went out. 
Brightness fell down 
From the steeple clock 
To the rows of shops 
And rippled the bricks 
Like the scales of a fish, 
And all that day 
Was a fairy tale 
Told once in a while 
To a good child.

--Donald Justice

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