Tuesday, October 6, 2015

If I Could Change Anything At All...

OctPoWriMo Poetry Prompt:

What in your life do you wish was different?

Oh, If I could change anything at all
I’d slow down the clock in summer and fall
Then, when the heaven of it bids good-bye
I’d hit fast forward and winter would fly

Oh, if I could rearrange just one thing
Winter would lend half its ration to spring
But if it’s full allotment must needs be
I’ll pleasure its torment with books and tea

I’ll pour second cups and let the gales rage
I’ll see the world by the turning of page
While winter does what a winter must do
I’ll board book-frigates and read my way through

© Janet Martin

Pattern; 10-syllable lines


  1. What a terrific idea! I do love the transition of seasons, but could do with a bit less winter. I have lived in the tropics, where there is little variation throughout the year, and would choose a 4-season (or 3.25 season) year.

    1. I agree with the 3.25. I love the four seasons but after a sudden cold snap for a few days I'm finding it hard to acclimate these bones!! I'd settle for half-a winter:) We've had a few exceptionally long ones so we're hoping for a bit of a reprieve this year!

  2. I feel the same. If I could just hold on to those seasons!

  3. "I'll pour second cups and let the gales rage," Lovely!

  4. "pour second cups"
    YES. I long to do this, as well. So great.

  5. Lol I agree with you. The only thing winter is good for is as a background to a scene with a roaring fire, and me curled in a chair with a book in my hands. Nice job!


  6. I think this sentiment would pass if put to a vote where I live :)

  7. I'll knit you a blanket to warm your knees
    If you'll allow me to join you for books and tea. ;-)

    I love it. Wonderful flow and great subject.


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