Monday, February 2, 2015

Br-r-r-reezy B-b-b-b-busy-b-b-b-ody

It's another snow-day holiday!

The gale, like a brash busy-body
Strips every twig of its poise
And pushes through nature’s business
With bold-cold, ice-coated noise

It rattles at doors and windows
Slips through each crevice and crease
Insistent on being noticed
Robbing the morning of peace

Brick-mortar shelters shiver
No hillock or hovel spared
From the north-east a white lion
Roars while rabbits skitter, scared

Dawn, in its newborn beauty
Tugs at the tails of her shawl
In vain, beneath brittle mercy
Where wild winter-villains brawl

The gale, gargantuan gargoyle
Perplexes everything
Where earth, for the present moment
Is its puppet on a string

© Janet Martin


  1. That's what's coming here again today and tonight. Sigh. Fourth storm in 9 days! Too much snow, cold and wind. And the groundhog saw his shadow in NS! lol I hope you have a safe and cozy day, Janet. Blessings.

    1. oh wow! you must be feeling snowed-out with so many days of being snowed in;-)

      and oh dear, it never occurred to me that there might be other ground-hogs who DID see their shadows!! It's all a joke here anyhow, because winter is never gone in six weeks after Feb. 2...

      At least we can stay cozy. I always think of those with nowhere to call home in weather like this. It makes me utterly thankful and utterly sad at the same time!

      Blessings to you too!


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