My Poetry Writing Workshop is back in full swing, so I've been re-inspired. Our first assignment was to write a poem drawing upon the five senses. I picked my favorite topic and came up with the following result.
This is a personal blog about lots of topics, e.g., dogs, family, retirement, childhood, life in the U.P., humor. The George in the title is my dear brother-in-law George Levenson, husband, father, grandfather, brother, filmmaker, who left us prematurely on his 63rd birthday in 2007. His having been my favorite e-mail correspondent, I intend these stories as a tribute to George and his ever-present impact on his loved ones.
Our new place is called “The Whole Bowl”
A takeout that’s on a grand roll
They serve rice and beans
With cilantro and greens
All agree that it’s vegan with soul
Our dogs would get ticks in the forest
They’d burrow right under their skin
Then those ticks would swell up with blood
We’d pop them, much to our chagrin
v Silver Lake, Colorado, holds the record for the lower 48 U.S. states for the most snow to fall in a 24-hour period: 6 feet, 3.8 inches.
v Because snowflakes are so light, it may take hours for them to flutter to the ground.
v On Jan. 12, 2013, 5,834 Seattle residents engaged in the largest recorded snowball fight in the history of the world.
v The largest reported snowflake was found in Montana in 1887. It was 15 inches wide and 8 inches thick.
v 80% of the fresh water on earth’s surface is frozen into ice or snow.
v Because snow is so fluffy, a single inch of rain typically produces about 10 inches of snow.
v In 1992 the city council in Syracuse, NY, passed a law that no more snow was allowed in the city before Xmas eve. (Mother Nature didn’t pay attention.)
v A Japanese author has claimed that water exposed to rock and roll produces ugly snow crystals while classical music creates beautiful crystals. (Not all physicists agree.)
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