Winter Musings"Baby, it’s cold outside!" We all know this song, and boy, is that true! Ok sure, winter could always be worse, like in Siberia (ranging from -27° to -46°C - brrr ). US East Coast is ranging from +6° to -11°C (similiar for Germany - thankfully I'm in the plus area, but still brrrrr ). So go, get out the mittens & scarfs, the parkas - the thicker the better, the heavy boots, and so on...and then try to look stylish in winter clothes!
Winters like this - with lingering snow & growing snowdrifts, freezing winds, chilly early morning temperatures barely above zero, and night temperatures falling below zero - reduce life to its essence :staying warm, staying fed, connecting with family & friends, keeping the TV remote or the computer mouse within reach. Noone goes out freely in this weather, only when one has to...getting to work/school and back home, getting groceries, walking with the dog (I'm so glad I only have cats!!),...
Weather forecasts states we must endure this icy weather for several more days and that with Groundhog Day around the corner!! So, pray for a nice cloudy day cause we really need the little fellow not to see his shadow and to stay above ground, or do you prefer it otherwise???
Dear Jack Frost...There is only one thing I want this year,
So, please, lend me your ear
I'm not interested in kisses under the mistletoe,
I really just want a ground covered in snow
A white Christmas, my dear Jack, is all that I need,
Not boxes with bows or a Christmas tree;
No, my desire is much simpler,
To give way to a sparkling new year,
Just cover my town with ice and frost,
A gift that really has no real cost.
Because I miss the snowflakes and the biting cold,
This warmth and rain is truly getting old.
So, please, grant my wish this year
And fill my December with holiday cheer.
Winter Blues HaikusI
Drunken snowflake dance,
stagger around the street light.
Someone call a cab
The cold air's biting
not like a crocodile
more like a puppy
Carve the silver lake
with graceful figure 8's
humble ice skater
Sub Zero wind chill-
snot freezes inside nostrils
hot air can't escape
Wave your arms and legs
give birth to a snow angel
then watch it ascend
Droopy carrot nose-
Melted snowmen have no pride.
The sun's a killer.
Goose bumps are moguls
and I will ski your body-
Lonely lost mitten
resting by the curb in snow
hanging from the roof,
Icicles are winter's teeth
Come tooth fairy, come.
Winter can never reach SpringSpring
Forever there to bring a stop to the cold
Scent mesmerizing, warmth intoxicating
Always wanted, always wished for
Always wished away
Tries to hold on, tries to steal the warmth
Always whisked away by the warmth of Spring
But always there
Wanting what it can't have
Grasping what can't be reached
A weapon in the night
A shield in the light
Always so near
But always destined to be apart
Warm coldSmiling snowman...
Wind... spreading Christmas carols...
Cold can be so warm.