DECEMBER

Windy today. Gray and cloudy too. The sun is waiting to appear. Out of the shade And from the dew. By me, T.C. December was the last month of the old Roman year which was divided into ten months. The Saxons called it 'winter-monat' or winter month, and 'heligh-monat,' or holy month, Mottoes: 'In December [...]

Wednesday, November 6th.

TIME WAS SLIPPING AWAY It was daylights savings time, and I was up at 6. Jumped into my clothes, and grabbed a cup of coffee.  I walked outside. The light was still dim.  Water in the birdbath was frozen. Out in the meadow, across the way, goldenrod, and Queen Anne's Lace, were all covered with [...]

Tuesday, November 5th.

ON A WALK Near the edge of the woods A young male buck With two stubby antlers Stared me down. To the right, A white-tailed doe, Darted swiftly into the brush. It was dusk, and mist enveloped the house below. The air was cool, and still, Everywhere, And smelled of pine needles, and decayed leaves. [...]

Anew

Anew

September is gone. October, begun. The first day of each month is like beginning anew. Turning a new leaf, strumming a new song. I read a poem, by a poet named Wordsworth, today. Quite outdated, but not really. The lines in one of his poems rang a bell, for me. He wrote, Up the brook [...]

September

September

September was the 7th month of the Roman calendar, but is the ninth according to our reckoning.  The Anglo-Saxons called it 'gerst-monath,' - Barley month! Feast Days: September 21. St. Matthew September 28. St. Michael or Michaelmas Day Mottoes "Fair on September first, fair for the month'.  'Plant trees at Michaelmas & command them to [...]

May

May

April is gone.  Now, it is May. Splashes of color paint the landscape, in the pouring rain.  Garlands of pink cherry blossoms hang down against green trees, like ornaments, on a proscenium stage.  Tiny yellow leaves appear, on trees, as babies, waiting to mature. Sunshine jolts my moody spirit, where deep thoughts reside. It illuminates [...]

April, in April

I met a girl, or a young woman, I should say, this April.  She checked me out at the grocery store, and as she did so, I noticed her name.  "April!"  I thought, I've never met anyone named "April" in April, before, and I told her so.  She said she was born on the 30th [...]