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Monday, May 7, 2018

New Green

It Monday.
And warm.
Everybody cheer!
Thank you.

Our winter’s finally backed away,
Those days of cold and snow-y.
And Spring has slid the curtain back,
Has giv’n us warm and grow-y.
But though we curse the winter’s snow,
And praise the heavens when it goes,
While gaily heaving heavy clothes,
There’s something we should know-y . . .

From October through to April on
Our mansion or our hovel,
Snow is moisture that we need,
Though we look on it as trouble,
And now, with spring, still moisture falls,
And drips from eyebrows, hats. And walls,
We curse and put on over-alls.
(But it’s easier to shovel!)




Mondays do get knocked a lot,
With poetry, we three besought,
To try to make the week begin,
With gentle thoughts--perhaps a grin?
So Jenny and Delores, we,
Now post our poems for you to see.
And when you’ve read what we have brought,
Did we help? Or did we not . . .

Come back next week, we'll share our thoughts,
On leaves and flow'rs the rain has brought!

7 comments:

  1. Ain't it the truth? We're never happy are we?

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  2. So true - we need both snow and rain! . . . er, perhaps not quite so MUCH at times, but still :)

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  3. On this side of the pond we almost always need more moisture from the sky than we receive. I grumble about the heat but never, ever about rain. Snow is a rarity. An exciting rarity.

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  4. It is easier to shovel! We are finally getting those warm spring days here too. Weekends In Maine

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  5. Yes, moisture is something we need, just not every single time I walk out onto the deck and light the grill. Great poem, as always!

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  6. Lol! Spoken like a true farmer!

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