Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Winter Wind

Blow, blow, thou winter wind
Thou art not so unkind,
As man's ingratitude.
William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

The wind is fiercely blowing out side
making one want to stay inside!
Even in Florida its cold outside
thinking you should go in to hide

oops that man lost his hat what a pity?
Blustery, even making you feel jittery
it seems like the palm trees might blow over
at least there is no snow to shovel!

O Winter! ruler of the inverted year, . . . I crown thee king of intimate delights, Fireside enjoyments, home-born happiness, And all the comforts that the lowly roof Of undisturb'd Retirement, and the hours Of long uninterrupted evening, know.
William Cowper (1731 - 1800), Task (bk. IV, l. 120)

What great words by Cowper. When I was a youth I liked the name Cowper?? crazy me, not in a million years did I think I would be using a post from him in my retirement!


Carver said...

I liked the poem and a beautiful photograph.

Shoebee said...

I always knew you were weird.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful choice of photo and poem and it is very cold here in Buffalo NY

Stacey Huston said...

looks like winter has remembered how to behave and returned with a vengance this year... Hope it will give you a break.. stay warm

Old Lady Lincoln said...

Right now with all of this cold, I wish I was visiting our son who lives in Fl.

Kate said...

what a wonderful photograph!

Craver Vii said...

The wind, combined with frigid temps made it painful just to pump gas this morning. Brrrrr...