Tag Archives: seasons

mixed.

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mixed feelings

when walking inside from another round of snow

and being greeted by a 4th of july display

at least i have my sandals on 

with my long down coat

and i am ready for anything.

“there are certain odd times and occasions

in this strange mixed affair we call life

when a man takes his whole universe for a vast practical joke.”

-herman melville

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eternal.

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hope springs eternal

and

as the snow returns once more

i hope for eternal spring 

or for even just a month of it. 

“in the spring,

i have counted 136 different kinds of weather inside of 24 hours.”

-mark twain

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

image credit: flower power gnome – magic onions

today.

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on the spring equinox

Today

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.

– billy collins

 

 

art credit: Francesca Rizzato Art

storming.

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march.

storming in like a buffalo

and out like a wing?


“february makes a bridge and march breaks it. “

– Witts Recreations, Selected from the Finest Fancies of Moderne Muses, with a Thousand Outlandish Proverbs (edited by George Herbert, 1593–1633)

 

 

 

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image credit: tom murphy, Yellowstone Park Buffalo, “Frozen Snow”

up all night.

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a glimpse into the real story behind the legend.

 the groundhog

stays up all night

trying to calculate

exactly when spring will arrive

and is exhausted

when they wake him up

to bring him out

early in the morning

for his official prediction

each february 2nd

on groundhog day.

“i’m so tired…i was up all night trying to round off infinity.”

-steven wright