Friday, April 12, 2013

ice out, ice in

well,
 the ice did go out of the rivers and ponds, 
even the shallow vernal ponds are thin this, so far, dryish spring. 
 i keep finding more about this place
there are lots of oaks.
i really haven't been paying attention!
 and this red wing blackbird was playing
hide and seek with me yesterday
 and the pussy willows above the kitchen sink
are bursting forth.
lovely twigs i brought home
like precious jewels
from my walk yesterday 
(when i had to tell my neighbors
why i was walking alone
and felt again the weight of grief, for a little bit) 
but not this morning!
ice in, it's raining ice right now! 
freezing rain, school is closed.
update:
some ice
indeed!

16 comments:

Jennifer said...

Yikes! That's no fun at all. Our springy temps and sun have fled this morning as well. Low 40's, very windy, cloudy and spitting rain. I'm ready to climb back in bed to stay warm. Be safe up there!

Valerianna said...

Bonus day for you, great!!!

Velma Bolyard said...

jennifer, no fun, but ok. we've had BAD ice storms, so this is ok.
valerie, that's how i see it!

Ms. said...

SCHOOL'S CLOSED!!!!!
Magic words to women who need to nap, to dream, to read, paint, maybe make some soup, watch the world from the "relief" position!

Ms. said...

and--if you feel like some entertainment here's a post I drafted but haven't used yet:
Enjoy!

"Sita Sings the Blues"
http://youtu.be/1QkYOqI3jSM

Based on the Hindu epic "The Ramayana". Sita is a goddess separated from her beloved Lord and husband Rama. Nina Paley is an animator whose husband moves to India, then dumps her by email. Three hilarious shadow puppets narrate both ancient tragedy and modern comedy in this beautifully animated interpretation of the Ramayana. Set to the 1920's jazz vocals of torch singer Annette Hanshaw, Sita Sings the Blues earns its tagline as "the Greatest Break-Up Story Ever Told." It is written, directed, produced and animated by American artist Nina Paley.
For more about the film and about Nina Paley's other work, see http://sitasingstheblues.com
and
Roger Ebert's glowing
review of Sita Sings the Blues

Velma Bolyard said...

ms. YAY and always looking for some fun, thanks!

ArtPropelled said...

I'm thinking of so many things you could do with that time.... as long as you are warm and safe.

Velma Bolyard said...

have been enjoying it, productively, too!

mansuetude said...

Texted my husband to bring home ice yesterday, and he forgot

and over there it rains ice at the door. :)

(was almost 80 yest, hard to see those branches dressed like that)

Enjoy the rest of your rest!

Velma Bolyard said...

m. wow, 80's. 30's here.

Barry said...

V- nice to bring home some spring sprigs - new life - a tinge of joy amidst the sadness. Go well. B

Velma Bolyard said...

barry, no sadnesses here, i love late spring. er, mostly!

onesmallstitch said...

stay warm and have fun "making"

Velma Bolyard said...

oh, it was a bit wet yesterday, but today is somewhat milder...and there are signs of spring, for sure!

Kristin said...

The grief comes and goes and doesn't last...like the seasons. Even the grief can be beautiful.

Velma Bolyard said...

kristin, yes, i'm ok with it. the neighbors have an elder dog who almost died last summer. wendy went first...

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