DPF / Lowell

For the days of Spring Break have more hours in them than other days, but not hours for dusting, from Day by Day. 

from To Mother / by Robert Lowell

Your parlor was a reproach, I wish I were there with you,
the minutes not counted, but not forever —
you used to brush mantelpiece and banister
with the forefinger of a fresh white glove for dust.