Thursday, July 4, 2013

How to 'Spell' Your July 4

Poet Carl Sandburg wrote that there are:

Many ways to say good night.

Fireworks at a pier on the Fourth of July
      spell it with red wheels and yellow spokes.
They fizz in the air, touch the water and quit.
Rockets make a trajectory of gold-and-blue
      and then go out. . . .
~ from "Good Night" in Smoke and Steel

However you might spell this night, let it be a celebration of our continued independence!

Happy Fourth of July!


The complete text of Sandburg's poem is found here.


nance said...

i'm not sure what the words are yet...but, maybe i will spell it ice cream...or blanket on the grass.


S. Etole said...

Hope you are having a wonderful day, Maureen.