makes you dwindle,
sounds the knell:
feel ye well
youth is nigh,
dance a spell,
Copyright 2017 Brenda Davis Harsham
Notes: Jama asked if we will someday call the season Old Woman Winter. I wondered then why winter is usually male: Old Man Winter, Jack Frost, Snow Miser. And the Winter Crone was born.
Happy Birthday to Dr. Seuss today! He made rhyming cool for school! I photographed these flowers on February 25, 2017. First 2017 flowers spotted in my neck of the woods.
Happy Poetry Friday! Thanks to Heidi Mordhorst at My Juicy Little Universe who is hosting and celebrating Billy Collins’ birthday this week. In my seasonal theme, for her:
Winter by Billy Collins
A little heat in the iron radiator,
the dog breathing at the foot of the bed,
and the windows shut tight,
encrusted with hexagons of frost.
Read the rest here.