Waxing crescent moon and Venus at sunset – January 2, 2014
The new year progresses
on a hang nail
of waxing crescent moon
that snagged Venus,
enticing as a diamond pendant.
I linger and wait
as the bright evening woman
lowered her skirt of flannel red
at the feet
of the brittle, cold sky
frozen to the marsh
beyond the tamaracks.
9 thoughts on “Brrrr … cold and colder – this is progress”
That’s a really nice entry. Have a wonderful new year. Wishing you health and prosperity. 🙂
Happy New Year and continued success with your blog. Thanks for following me the past few months. You’ve been a terrific inspiration and I so appreciate your support.
Beautiful writing. lovely image. Here on the other side of the planet it is 40C at 3pm, How far away is Winter? Cheers!
Thanks, Robert. we’re dropping to between -25F to -50F below zero with wind factors tomorrow. We’ve had several years with above normal winters so this comes as a brutal hit in the face. At least we’re not getting above normal snows to shovel out. Wish I could afford to fly down and thaw out. Do we have a temperature difference over a hundred degrees, lol?
OK, well, -50F is -46C, and it is 41C here today. so we’re unfortunately only looking at a difference of 87 degress in our Celsius scale, however, 40C is 105F, so yes, in the F scale we are well over 100 degrees difference! I have not seen snow in decades, my 13 year old son has never seen it, I can’t imagine what that cold must be like, can you even step outside ever? You guys made the news here today. Meanwhile, I’m about to drive 180km east in 40C so am hoping the car does not melt down. Have friends fighting huge bush fires today, keeping my fingers crossed for them. Cheers and stay warm! Rob
Prayers to all those in the way of those fires. Some of them make it to the news up here here and they seem hotter than our own – guess it’s the eucalyptus? Our part of the country they’re rare, but stepson lives in Orange County, California. He gets them most every year. Leaving the house for ‘doggie trips’ is fast and furious. Happy we don’t have to go on walks. If I talk I think I’ll find my frozen speech on the path come spring. Don’t have a meltdown. .
Oh, I do love Venus dancing with the crescent moon – you’ve made wonderful poetry of it, in word and image. Stay warm!!
Oh, that’s lovely. … Thanks for stopping by my blog again and reminding me you’re here. 🙂
Hopefully will be back more often as the winter blahs lift. When the cold weather breaks I hope to resume my lessons, but my instructor is at a different barn. Looking forward to your joyful adventure. 🙂