Saturday, February 11, 2006

February For Real

This is February for real -
crystal clear and brutal cold.
Each trip to the woodshed taken with measured eye.
Each wheelbarrow full one load less left behind to heat the next
arctic night falling on pulse-shattering day.
The race is on,
dwindling woodpile against
lengthening day.

But we who live here know,
the sun is heat
and powerful even at glacial temps
and so sport shorts and tees
when others think of frosty freeze.

This is the weather of towering mountain peaks and infinite stars.
Who could complain about that?

1 comment:

  1. OH, I"D complain!!
    I cannot wait until barefoot and tee shirts. long days, grilled food and warm nights outside under the stars.
    I've had enough of thick socks & heavy sweaters in this old drafty house, and COLD FEET on the bathroom floor!