Friday, April 06, 2012

The Easter Parade
What shall I wear for the Easter Parade?
A dress that’s the color of marmalade
With a border embroidered
in light blue cornflowers
Like the edge of a meadow
after spring showers
And a matching hat round
as a top you can spin
And elastic to hold it on under my chin
And brand-new shoes
whiter than newly-poured cream
With heart-shaped,
golden buckles that gleam;
And I’ll carry a small purse
of butterfly blue
With a penny for me and a penny for you
To buy us both glasses of cold lemonade
When we walk, hand in hand,
in the Easter Parade.
-William Jay Smith


5 comments:

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

And to you too, my dear Pat...!
What a sweet poem that is...!

A VERY HAPPY EASTER TO YOU AND YOUR DEAR FAMILY, SWEET PAT!!!!

Pat said...

Naomi: thank you and a happy Passover to you.
The poem reminds me when as a small girl I went out with my friends and the Maypole - dressed in our Sunday best complete with straw bonnet and a new purse which I left somewhere in the neighbourhood whilst dancing round the Maypole.

GYPSYWOMAN said...

can't believe you mentioned the maypole! we used to do that too - and then, there were the easter frocks, the gloves, matching bag and shoes -- dear goodness! those were the days my friend - we thought they'd never end! ;)

happy whatever you celebrate this weekend! ;)

Pat said...

Gypsywoman: did you have
'The Sermons'?
They happened one Sunday in summer and everybody wore new clothes. I wish I could remember the significance of it.

lom said...

Thank you Pat I haven't heard the Easter Parade in years/ Granny Clake used to read it to me when I was a very little one. (She wasn't my granny everyone called her granny, ahh days when people had respect)