6.02.2015

We'll Need a Scythe After All This Rain

It’s cold for June,
but I’ve learned
the cycles of things,
like flush followed by quiet,
rain followed by tall grass.

We made it through May
without the ants coming in.
So I’m knocking on wood,
pulling on a fuzzy sweater,
waiting out the silence.


Sharing this little observation on The Tuesday Platform in the Imaginary Garden.

19 comments:

  1. the waiting still carries hint of anticipation;

    "So I’m knocking on wood,
    pulling on a fuzzy sweater,"

    much love...

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  2. Charming poem...don't know why...just loved it !

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  3. I like this...what a positive outlook.

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  4. This june is perfectly opposite of june in our part of the world.

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  5. I live in a similar climate--we need the rain--but we are a bit starved for sun. Even with ants! Thanks, Marian. (On the other hand--every day that's hot--I worry that it's unseasonal! Ha!)

    k.

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  6. We had one big ant, and cold nights too. Peace to you this coolish spring!

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  7. This was a most charming poem :D loved it!
    xoxo

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  8. Indeed there are advantages of a cold May..the ants are not coming in.

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  9. I so enjoy the slice of life feel in this poem. Joy and happiness exist in the ordinary, the everyday. You remind me.

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  10. I agree with Rall....I think there's a warmth that exudes out of this, in spite of the coolness of June and the fuzzy sweater you're donning....and that warmth warms the reader too :-)

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  11. In the stillness and waiting..reminds me "behind all this, some great happiness is hiding".
    Loved the anticipation in your words.

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  12. As we head for mid-Winter in my parts, this is the first cold week of the year and temps not yet below zero (32F). The seasons are awry.

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  13. I had ant visitors for a week or so! But they got short shrift, I can tell you! LOL

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  14. Waiting out the silence... interesting!

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  15. waiting out the silence....i love the complete composition of this. you made me think in terms of seasons...but also in the things of time that fall beneath the cracks.

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  16. What beautiful attention to details in this poem of the season and well, I just LOVE it. I'm gonna pin this on my pointers poem wall (or whatever it's called)....

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