Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Cold Wind

a cold wind blows
howls through naked trees
chills me to the bones
and I'd love to snuggle into bed
under the weight of a couple of quilts
and watch the grey day pass
slowly by the window
as your soft skin passes
gently under my caressing hand.

Monday, March 13, 2006

Hockey's Last Days

7:11 on 3/13
And we've seen all the hockey
this season will bring.
It's high time its over
though a sad reminisce --
Until baseball & track
it is something to miss.

But spring will be bounding
from these damp mountain dells
bringing seasons of green to
these grey wooded hills
When the water from pack ice
will once again flow
sparkling in sunlight and cold as the snow.

And the sport of all outdoors will beckon and call
and draw us to haul guideboat down from the wall
to seek anew ventures as old as the hills,
as old as the erratics
that idly stand by
watching mere mortals pass
with all permanence of a mayfly.

Monday, March 06, 2006

Eat Crow • Live Right

The true measure of a person
is not in having done no wrong,
but is in how they have fixed
the wrongs they have done.

Some days,
you should eat a lot of crow.