Tag Archives: cold weather

SUITABLY GROOMED

SUITABLY GROOMED

I got a hair cut at last,

Before cold weather’s blast…

With grow-in time

Before autumn rime,

All I needed to do was ask!

You’ve heard of phantom pain,

When an amputated limb feels again…

Stray hair on the ear

Made it appear

That shagginess needed a tame!

My tufts on either side

Were not a matter of pride…

Balanced spoon on my nose

Gave impression one knows

Of  a koala, face supplied!

–Jonathan Caswell

FRIGIDNESS AS HAIKU

FRIGIDNESS AS HAIKU

 

Polar vortex drift,

Meteorologist-coined words…

Suffering in air.

Jet streams shifting routes,

Highs and Lows dancing Foxtrot…

Twirling fronts curtsey.

Frigid air frosts lungs,

Sales of expectorant rise…

Obama claims new jobs.

 

–Jonathan Caswell

 

JANUARY COLD

JANUARY COLD

The second day of the New Year,
We’re headed for “zero” I fear…
A low of nine
In the city is fine,
But out in the country, oh dear!

These low degrees in Fahrenheit,
Should not give New Englanders fright…
But we’ve had it soft
In winter too oft,
And now the temperature seems right!

Those with electric will run up the bill,
I wish we had a woodstove still…
The work was hard
Culling from a woodyard,
But it definitely kept out the chill.

—Jonathan Caswell

FEELS LIKE DECEMBER

FEELS LIKE DECEMBER

 

At thirty-one, farenheit,

The skunk smells are no more…

Each one must have found a place to stay

And food sources nearby in store.

The geese in the pond are mighty few,

It may ice up overnight…

There’ll be less deposits on the walk

To clean up at morning light.

Snow in the midwest may come our way,

Perhaps some by this weekend…

The ski resorts could use revenue

Cold weather’s a snowmaker’s friend.

A little mouse ran out across my path

Under our canopied walk…

Would he say, “it’s too darn cold for me”

If he were allowed to talk?

He beelined it for a bed of dry leaves

Near bushes where he could be warm…

His worms must’ve retreated when it got colder,

Like him, they want to ride out the storm.

 

–Jonathan Caswell