The Causeway, Active April and A Poem

01 Apr

I enjoyed this that turned up this morning:

“In readiness for the Easter holidays and an influx of visitors, St Michael’s Mount has implemented radical new social distancing measures.Creating a one way system for those visiting the attraction, the ‘Coming Back Causeway’ has been built to ease congestion, and opens to the public today, Thursday April 1st.
Speaking at the opening ceremony this morning, Marizion parish councillor Mike Mount praised Cormac, saying: “The Coming Back Causeway, which looks almost identical to the original causeway, has been built with such efficiency that hardly anyone saw it happening.”  Mr Mount added: “A one-way system on the original causeway was trialed last summer, but was later abandoned after it emerged that visitors could not return from the island.”

Photo by Photojournalist Greg Martin

I like to pass on the Action for Happiness calendar each month. You can find more details here.

A kind friend dropped in some poems for me this afternoon. Here is one of them,  by one of my favourite poets, Billy Collins, an American poet we once saw live in South Yorkshire. It is just one sentence  and I love it. I hope you do too.  Thank you very much, M.


If ever there were a spring day so perfect,
so uplifted by a warm intermittent breeze
that it made you want to throw
open all the windows in the house
and unlatch the door to the canary’s cage,
indeed, rip the little door from its jamb,
a day when the cool brick paths
and the garden bursting with peonies
seemed so etched in sunlight
that you felt like taking
a hammer to the glass paperweight
on the living room end table,
releasing the inhabitants
from their snow-covered cottage
so they could walk out,
holding hands and squinting
into this larger dome of blue and white,
well, today is just that kind of day.
We threw open the windows this morning while having breakfast and listened to the bird song instead of the radio. Bliss.

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5 responses to “The Causeway, Active April and A Poem

  1. Anne Douglas

    April 3, 2021 at 3:04 pm

    Haha Sally!! The new Causeway fooled me until just now!!!!

    • mybeautfulthings

      April 3, 2021 at 8:36 pm

      Clever wasn’t it? Photoshopped I think by Greg Martin, the photojournalist! 🙂

  2. nrhatch

    April 2, 2021 at 2:34 am

    Happy April!

  3. Sandra

    April 1, 2021 at 9:21 pm

    I love that poem. And the new causeway looks brilliant. Just like it’s always been there!

  4. Heyjude

    April 1, 2021 at 7:22 pm

    Oh, wonderful!


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