Tag: winter

A Poem That Mainly Laments February

February is a short month Even when it’s long But if you think that brevity Makes it easier, you’re wrong February is still quite hard The weather is still cold And the days are still much shorter Than I’d like if truth be told Oh things improve toward the end Of February’s short stint Pay…

Snow Delightful

“Do you want to build a snowman?” a young Anna sings plaintively to her older sister, Elsa, secure in the knowledge that this offer will be rejected as it always is. I know this because Little Proclaims, my two-year-old daughter, is a fan of the hit Disney movie Frozen. Well, less a fan of the…

Snow Regrets

Where did all the snow go? There was so much last week But now the temperature has risen And the weather is less bleak I don’t know if it’s better Now that weather is more bland I think I quite enjoyed The winter wonderland It might have been too cold And hard to get around…

Winter Wonderland

I don’t much understand the Winter Olympics – we didn’t get to do much skiing, snowboarding or speed-skating when I was growing up in South Wales. Then again we didn’t do a huge amount of rowing, dressage or modern pentathlon round my way either and I like the Summer Olympics quite a lot, so maybe…

Movember Madness

So it’s November, a month that is genuinely hard to love. It’s cold, dark and miserable. It’s like December but without Christmas. Yes there are fireworks, but that’s pretty much it, and they’re all done and dusted before the end of the first week. Thankfully there are ways to survive November, to help us all…

Every Silver Lining Has a Cloud

It was almost daylight As I drove to work this morning Almost a reason to be cheerful And almost optimistic About the fact that winter Is almost over In a few weeks I’ll be waking up to sunshine To longer days To vitamin D But my inner pessimist Couldn’t help but point out That I’ll…