While many of you are having major snow storms and would consider our temperatures a warm front, it has been getting cooler here the last few days. This morning we saw several people put on jackets as the temperature dipped to 53 F. I have heard that we might even see as low as 46F this week! About 6 or 7 years ago in a very cold place and suffering from any real inspiring thing to write about (as my brain must have had frostbite) I wrote the following poem:
And dark, we sat by candle light.
And in the corner set the trash,
A bin of paper, such a sight.
You might think it kind of rash,
But in an instant I did dash
To start a fire and watch it burn
The papers down to blackened ash.
I thought it strange, but I did yearn
For someone else to take a turn
To burn the trash and papers old,
And in so doing I might learn
How another could be so bold
To listen to my story told
Of burning trash in fire bright,
The other night when it turned cold.
(c) Delana S