Today I type with mittens on
heat and sunshine both are gone
winter's rattle has descended
all my Gather plans upended.
Snowflakes fall upon the brow
power outageÂ threatens now
Gather postings soon be ceased
from addiction I'm released!
Actually it's a chilly but sunny day here in Ga, but this could and has happened here! Snow or ice storms tend to lead to power outages around these parts, just as anywhere else, so it's in the realm of possibility for winter 2006.
OurÂ longest outage was 4 days back in the Blizzardo DiabloÂ snowstorm of March 1992 or '93--it's just a vague, fuzzy, but bad memory now, but if you've ever had the power to a waterbed heaterÂ interrupted for 4 days, you may know what it's like to wake upÂ surrounded byÂ a moat of water once the electricity to the heater is back on--the rubbery mattress "sweated" drops of water until I was almost steambaked while innocently snoozin'...so where's my T-shirt reading,
I Survived Blizzardo Diablo...? I wonder myself, so well you may. And confessionally I must suppose I might've been okay steambaked with a light curry sauce over all but this we may never know since the offending waterbed is long gone and good riddance.Â
So if the above poetry scribble becomes necessary to activate, there will hopefully beÂ just enough time to post an alert...(hay-yelp!) but if not, see you on the other side, Gatherers...and keep snug!
Jude (dreaming of *snowflakes)
Read about the currentÂ wintry misery here: http://my.earthlink.net/article/nat?guid=20061202/45710850_3ca6_15526200612021681974585Â ...so far thirteen deaths have been blamed upon this system (Sunday evening: lastÂ I heard: fifteen.)
*Adding a new drawing: 'snowy path' to celebrate the season!
More moon art to be found at: http://secretmoonart.blogspot.com