Tuesday, August 28, 2007

STOKING UP FOR WINTER

I hesitated in posting this. So often after a fresh post, visitors don't hop down to see the previous one, and I am really hoping that it won't get burried. But still, we are in the time of hot days and chill nights and I thought you'd like this.


STOKING UP FOR WINTER

We swallow sunshine while we can,
stoking up our solar souls,
laying by against the time,
when Summer goes,
and we, like moles,
burrow deep for warmer climes.

12 Comments:

At Tuesday, August 28, 2007 at 11:18:00 PM EDT, Blogger Charles Gramlich said...

I like the poem. Here in Louisiana we won't be stoking up for quite a while yet, though. Maybe December. Then we'll have our four week winter and be done. Right now I could go for a cool spell.

 
At Friday, August 31, 2007 at 11:42:00 AM EDT, Blogger Pythia3 said...

Jon, I am not looking forward to colder climes...summer is too short here in these parts. I do love the autumn and Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas (nothing like fall in Michigan). But when January comes and I know there is still 4-5 months of cold weather I want to leave from here.
I like the poem. You must be a great dancer? Am I right? Because you can bring it all in neatly and tightly - difficult to do.
Charles, you don't have to rub it in.

 
At Friday, August 31, 2007 at 1:05:00 PM EDT, Blogger Jon said...

Thanks Charles...what with global warming we may become the NOLA of the north.

Lindy...a bit of ballroom, a bit of swing and even a country line dance or two. But not for quite a while. A poem I posted earlier, Rolling Sevens, was intended to be a waltz beat, but it got kind of muddy. Thanks.

 
At Sunday, September 2, 2007 at 9:54:00 AM EDT, Blogger miller580 said...

Down in FLA...there seems to be only two seasons. Summer and Hurricane. While some of the natives might claim there is a winter...with the occasional "frost WARNING" in North Florida...I would say that what we are dished here is a little taste of Autumn. With average highs in the 70's and lows in the 60's aformer Michigander can hardly describe it as winter.

Aside from October oranges reds and yellows; Aside from sweet cider, piles of leaves, and football sweatshirts; aside from a dusting of snow on Christmas morning, and a drunken snow ball fight new years eve; there is not much I can say I miss about the Michigan "winter months."

Speaking of Winter months...I have to find the email, but we bought our plane tickets for our christmans visit. I will keep you posted on the dates.

 
At Monday, September 3, 2007 at 1:25:00 PM EDT, Blogger Michelle's Spell said...

I really can feel this one! Although winter is okay until about March and then I start to go a little crazy.

 
At Monday, September 3, 2007 at 2:18:00 PM EDT, Blogger Wayne Allen Sallee said...

Nice poem, but I'm not certain I should be commenting to someone who doesn't care for polka music. (Note: I am a polak raised by hillbillies).

 
At Wednesday, September 5, 2007 at 2:31:00 PM EDT, Blogger Stewart Sternberg said...

Dear god.

 
At Saturday, September 29, 2007 at 8:35:00 PM EDT, Blogger Lori Witzel said...

Jon...have you burrowed so deep there's no new posts?

Or are you inventing a new form of reverse photosynthesis, just starting to release the sunlight stored and casting a faint warm glow as you sit and read?

:-)

 
At Sunday, September 30, 2007 at 11:34:00 PM EDT, Blogger miller580 said...

Are we hibernating already...just because the Christmas decorations are out, doesn't mean that its winter yet.

 
At Wednesday, October 10, 2007 at 9:40:00 AM EDT, Blogger Pythia3 said...

Hi Jon, I haven't heard from you in a long time - how are you?
I know I haven't been to the group - it had been falling on the same Thursdays as the Reiki sessions at the hospital.
Oct 10 is the next Reiki, which will allow me to come to writing the following week.
All the best to you.
Hope you are well.
Lindy

 
At Wednesday, October 17, 2007 at 10:07:00 AM EDT, Blogger Pythia3 said...

Well, I hope you're writing your novel since you have not been around here :)
Hope to see you Thursday (tomorrow).
Take care, Lindy
PS Would you rather talk about Billville at the group or via e-mail?
I love it - I love your writing style and your voice (it has that southern wit and charm that has always appealed to me).

 
At Tuesday, October 23, 2007 at 10:36:00 PM EDT, Blogger Kate S said...

Did you take the poem to heart? Are you in hibernation? Inquiring minds want to know. All your loyal fans are waiting impatiently for that collaboration piece with Stewart, "Trailer Park Cthulu."

Hope you are well.

 

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