Thursday, March 1, 2012

Today's poem - Winds of March


Winds of March, we welcome you,
There is work for you to do.
Work and play and blow all day,
Blow the Winter cold away.
Anonymous

28 comments:

  1. That picture still looks awfully wintery. We probably won't have snow until next year now. The winds have been terrific though. Tornados in our area. Thankfully not too close.

    I have forgotten to mention how I like the photo on the header. The Kindle (?) looks quite at home there with the rest of the books. :)

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    1. 30º snowing and blowing. We've had some little snowfalls this week, but just a couple inches. Can still see a lot of bare ground, and the deer graze on it occasionally. I think I'd take snow over tornados.
      Thanks, it just worked out because that's where I store it.

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  2. Happy St David's day Nan!

    a book for you to check out as I think it may be your cup of tea :0)

    http://www.amazon.com/Cats-in-the-Belfry-ebook/dp/B003LL3K9S/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1330625681&sr=8-2

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    1. Thank you! I looked it up and I would really like to read it, though in print version. I'd like to see the illustrations. Thanks for the recommendation.

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  3. Blow the winter away is right! In central Maine, it's snowing like crazy. Not unusual for March. But still!

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    1. Here, too, though very light and not accumulating much. 'but still' is right!

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  4. Ooh, I like the header! I always love trying to spot common books in pictures. Out of Africa was my college roommate's favorite movie--I should read the book.

    Great poem--though down here our trees are already starting to bloom! Not sure if that's a good thing or not.

    Stay warm. ;)

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    1. Thank you, Trish. I do the same thing. :<)
      I'd say it was a good thing that it's warm enough for buds!

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  5. No winds in Charlotte today! It might hit 80!!

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  6. I like the poem and the picture. Somehow appropriate for St. David's Day. I too want to wish you a happy St. David's Day, a day much celebrated in my home country of Wales. If you can access the following link, you will find a lovely poem for today's St. David's Day. I think you might like it (on Helen Careys Books). http://tinyurl.com/7a3bolm

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    1. Thank you so much for the poem link. It was quite, quite wonderful. I looked the author up and he is married to HC, but you probably knew that. :<) Now I'm off to check out her writing. Thanks again.

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  7. I've been waiting all winter for photos of your snow! and so far, in vain.
    Speaking of Kindle's...I took mine with me to the doc's office yesterday and a strange man took up conversation with me; excited to tell me how much he 'loved' his Kindle! Who knew they would be such ice breakers.

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    1. That's because we've not had more than six inches on the ground all winter! And mostly, a lot less. We've had bare ground in some places for months. Quite amazing. Mrs Bale has been quite bored!
      That's a great Kindle story! Thanks for telling me.

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  8. A good poem for March 1, Nan. No snow here, but, lots and lots of wind blowing about.

    Happy Rabbit, Rabbit Day!

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    1. And to you! If you go to the link Dorothy James provided above, there is a really nice poem I think you'd like.

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    2. Thank you for referring me to Dorothy James' link. I did love the poem, have bookmarked it (because I always have to keep reading a poem over and over), and I've subscribed to the post.

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    3. And the wife of the poet is a writer. I've just looked into her books today. Oh, and do you know that Dorothy is the author of A Place To Die?
      http://lettersfromahillfarm.blogspot.com/2012/02/place-to-die-by-dorothy-james.html

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  9. Strange to pause and remember that in New England, where I spent most of my life, March and even April can bring more snow.
    Here in KY the early spring has brough daffodils, 'peepers,'and tornado warnings.

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    1. I love the first two, not so much the third. I don't think I could ever get used to that as being part of my life.
      It has been such a snowless winter here for the most part. It mostly blows around and doesn't land, whereas an hour away yesterday our son's town got a foot!

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  10. No winds here in Charlotte, but we are having rain, thunder and lightning! Have a great weekend Nan!!

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    1. Cloudy, still, 23º here! And to you.

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  11. I always enjoy reading your poem posts and each time I vow to read more poetry. Also don't think I've told you how much I love your bookshelf header!

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    1. I'm so very pleased. And thank you about the header.

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  12. This poem would go very well to the Cat Stevens song Silent Sunlight. I thought of it right away.

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    1. Thank you for telling me about this song! I hadn't heard it, and I love it. It certainly does go well with this poem, only more beautiful!

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  13. I always enjoy the March winds. They really do seem to be blowing the winter away! Nice post.

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  14. They blew away all the snow in the photo, and we are back to mostly bare ground.

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