Posted Sat, 04/07/12
Last week, we had a few days of temperatures soaring into the 70s. Yuk! Spring decided to take a break yesterday, however briefly. This was the view from one of the basement windows:
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I wish we could skip spring/summer weather altogether. Give me rain and snow any day, please. To demonstrate my lifelong yen for clouds, I once responded to a question about my poem Dark Blue Moon as follows:
What is Dark Blue Moon about?
I'm one of those people who likes windy, rainy and cold weather. I feel invigorated when storm clouds gather. I feel alive when the wind whips through my hair, and I feel tranquil when I hear rain hitting the roof. I've had those same feelings nearly my entire life. On the flip side, glaring sun, sandy beaches and heat sap my energy and take away my creative inspiration. In frank terms, sunny weather turns me into a morose, tetchy bitch.
Dark Blue Moon exemplifies those atypical feelings in a nutshell. I wrote the poem when I was seventeen, and nothing has changed. I still like cold, rainy weather.
And so it continues.
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