Yesterday’s robin
is nowhere cheering Spring,
so it must be a fool’s day, not dingus,
and all of it downside up

because pussy willows
are nowhere near furring
and there is no man
I want to chase
but a few that need switches,

it’s a breakfast for dinner day
if snow blooms
where I should see daffodils

About Susan L Daniels

I am a firm believer that politics are personal, that faith is expressed through action, and that life is something that must be loved and lived authentically--or why bother with any of it?
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27 Responses to Foolery

  1. Alice Keys says:

    Susan, Yes. Not spring yet. “and there is no man I want to chase but a few that need switching” April is the cruelest month. Alice

  2. George Ellington says:

    I must confess, I derive so much pleasure from the vocabulary you choose, Susan, although I wonder sometimes if these words have in fact chosen you.

    • Oh, George, thank you! I think these chose me, as I looked out the window, saw the snow flying/falling, swore up a blue streak, and them this poem popped into my head 😉

  3. Love the playful, laid back vibe. Very cool.

  4. j4n says:

    the snow is not blue, it’s bluish

  5. My goodness! Gosh, this is beautiful that I am not sure I understand a word of it!

    you paint an alien geography
    in a land two oceans swims away
    where time still rolls forward
    but season now skips
    reason and rhyme
    chime discordant,
    bucketing white flakes
    from now unfriendly unreliable skies,
    out of sync with the rhythms
    of our spring longing minds,
    Out of phase
    with Esseldee’s gardening twitch
    blossoming lush within
    even when weather and without
    connive to deny and delay!

    by the way, what is a pussy willow? Freud, rejoice, cos thou hast ruined this innocent mind of mine 😉
    Men, please take cover, lest SLD switches you :-)!

    Lovely poem as always, Susan.
    And happy Easter in arrears. Worry not, the summer will soon be here and it will be long and warm!

    • Happy Easter to you too (belated), Noel! Yes, it is all ass-backwards and downside up here. Sigh. Sent you a tweet with a picture of pussy willows…it is not pornographic, so don’t get too excited…winking at you.

      Love, love, love the lines here.

  6. Bruce Ruston says:

    Were have similar problems with the seasons this year, should be spring soooooonnnnn

  7. Trent Lewin says:

    No man you want to chase, eh Daniels? We all need switches, some manual, some electric, and a few hydraulic; that’s what men are. Tools. Anyway, thanks for bringing me to the word “dingus”, I will look it up in due time, and in the mean due-time, will sit in some sunshine and think on spring’s snowy suckings.

    • Trent–love the comment as always. Will save you the trouble here:

      I spelled it wrong (on purpose), but here is what happens in Buffalo on Dyngus Day. I am not Polish, but we have a huge population of Poles here, and the tradition is permanent in my neck of the woods. I am not much for switching or polka, but the beer is always good.

  8. nelle says:

    Giggle, love the sentiment, right there with ya.

  9. unfetteredbs says:

    smiling at this one.. dingus.. smirk.

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