Tag Archives: winter

SIGNS IT “AIN’T SUMMER” ANYMORE

SIGNS IT “AIN’T SUMMER” ANYMORE

 

It was nearly December by calendar day,

The duck pond was missing the water fountain spray…

Nearly all warmly dressed

No figure expressed,

Me-thought winter was going to stay.

And then, a Chinook’s warming breeze,

Fooled everyone, opened buds on trees…

Folks lounged around in light jackets

With MP-3 rackets,

Until a sudden cold snap brought all to their knees!

So folks, as it were, were caught with “pants down,”

Shivering as they warmed up and trees turned brown…

The moral of the story

Isn’t always with glory,

Winter’s a tricky monkey, if you let your guard down!

 

–Jonathan Caswell

 

DEEP FREEZE REPRISE

DEEP FREEZE REPRISE

 

With a single digit score,

Some of us cannot take much more…

International Falls

Freezing temp. enthralls,

But some of us are furnace-poor!

We’re not used to it this cold,

Especially the poor and old…

Who don’t have cover

Huddling with each other,

Enough to warmth enfold.

Electric blankets are fine

‘Til the meter starts to whine…

Moving blanket piles

Won’t leave many smiles,

And will you make the bathroom in time?

 

–Jonathan Caswell

 

WINTER IS HERE AT LAST

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WINTER IS HERE AT LAST

 

The mums are out of the ground,

The blossoms have largely browned…

Temperatures colder

And joints feeling older

Tell us winter’s around.

Animals are growing thick fur,

While people complain with a “brrrr!”

Folks from the tropics

Focus optics

Remembering how warm they were.

Ladies take out winter things,

Put away previous Springs…

The summer stock

Is put out for hock,

Or kept safe for warm weather flings.

While drivers look after the tires,

Wood stoves are prepped for hot fires…

To keep homes warm

In the midst of any storm,

The kind of thing New England inspires.

–Jonathan Caswell

 

REDHEADS ARE ANIMALS!

REDHEADS ARE ANIMALS!

Squirreling away for a rainy day,

They’ll take nuts over you…

Redheads prefer the active way

Or at least we are told they do.

Ears pick up at the mention of treats

Scattered around the yard…

Gotta remember where they’ve buried the nuts,

Winters can be very hard.

I’d love a cute redhead to help keep me warm

But I’ll first have to ask my wife….

But a redheaded squirrel is not what I need,

No way, no how, not on your life!

—Jonathan Caswell

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