a man by his mailbox
reads a letter, then reads it again—
spring melancholy

4 Responses

  1. seaviewwarrenpoint Says:

    There is a slow-growing sadness in this. Like the man by the mailbox, the reader is encouraged to reread.


  2. Marie Shimane Says:

    So much to wonder in these three lines — and the longing that prompted the immediate reading and rereading and the….

  3. Jean LeBlanc Says:

    This is exquisite.

  4. hammerandtongs Says:

    For three short lines to generate such sadness….A man could reread a letter because it is joyful news, but the third line takes it away. "Spring melancholy".


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