Monday, January 30, 2012

Seasonal Overtime

(photo by Jan Latvis, Cherryfield, ME, 1/20/12)

Winters seem so very long.
Something about that's very wrong!
The sky is gray, the ground is white, 
And temperatures near zero at night.

I can deal with occasional snow, 
But the freezing rain has got to go!
When the roads all coat with ice,
Cars slam together, not so nice!

My heart pines for the smell of spring;
My ears await tunes robins sing.
Instead, what I hear is the echoing roar
Of the snow blower in use by the man next door.

I guess the crocuses will have to wait, 
And who can guess the tulips' fate?
Yes, the winter seems just way too long,
And to me that is so very wrong!

An original poem by Eva Gallant



River said...

Your northern winters do last longer than our milder southern ones. I feel that our scorching summers last too long.
Nice poem.

Gail said...

Wonderful! I certainly agree.

Deb said...

May our winter, with snow coming soon,
Please be over before the 1st of June!

Well done, Eva!

Brian Miller said...

yay...wonderful poem eva! and i am def ready for spring...

Terri Sonoda said...

Lovely poem Eva! I don't miss Ohio winters at all since we moved, but the snowy pictures are pretty.

Sue said...

Good one, Eva!


Al Penwasser said...

When April showers
come your way.
They bring the plumbers
for floods in May.

Pearl said...

Ahh, Eva.

"My heart pines for the smell of spring;
My ears await tunes robins sing."

This Minnesota girl feels ever syllable of this winter's poem, but especially misses the birdies...


Pat said...

Nice! Sometimes I miss the snow! Really! Although right now I'm contemplating going to the pool and soaking up some "rays"!

Jen said...

My sentiments exactly!!~

rosaria said...

You are hitting all the right notes here!
Our temps are not as bad; I'm tired of winter just the same.

Kelley said...

Ha! Loved the rhyme & the humor. I know nothing about winter, unfortunateify. We are still wearing shorts down here!

Eva Gallant said...

Deb: Thanks! My hope is the same as yours!

Terri: They are less pretty when you are in the middle of them!

Jen: Good to know we agree!

Ann On and On... said...

Very nice. I like the line, "my ears await tunes robins sing".

Winter one season you have to push yourself through...or head to Florida. :)

The Frisky Virgin said...

The ice is downright dangerous, but there is nothing prettier than a new fallen snow--so magical!

Spring isn't too far away now! :)

Eva Gallant said...

Frisky: snow is less fun in Maine than in Dallas!