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Winter Is Icumen In! [Nov. 17th, 2009|08:48 am]
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There was frost on my windshield this morning.

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ETA -- I went to Wikipedia's entry on Summer Is Icumen In to get the correct spelling for "Icumen" and found the following parody by Ezra Pound. It's too good not to share.

Winter is icumen in,
Lhude sing Goddamm,
Raineth drop and staineth slop,
And how the wind doth ramm!
Sing: Goddamm.
Skiddeth bus and sloppeth us,
An ague hath my ham.
Freezeth river, turneth liver,
Damm you; Sing: Goddamm.
Goddamm, Goddamm, 'tis why I am, Goddamm,
So 'gainst the winter's balm.
Sing goddamm, damm, sing goddamm,
Sing goddamm, sing goddamm, DAMM.
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[User Picture]From: ndozo
2009-11-17 04:26 pm (UTC)
Gaddamn that is a good little ditty! I agree wholeheartedly!
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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2009-11-17 05:05 pm (UTC)
We have heat again! I can get the bread to rise.

It was COLD up here last night. I was like one of DW's Italian greyhounds this morning, snuggled deep into the covers (lots of covers) and unwilling to come out for longer than usual. That's because the pilot light was so low in the furnace that it wouldn't light yesterday when Richard tried it. We were lucky that a repairman could come today. It took him a long time to get it going, but now it is.

I like Texas winters better than northern winters, though some people have said they prefer to stay cold once it gets cold. I'd rather have the promise of some sunny warm-enough-to-wear-less-than-survival-clothes days. I am increasingly fond of Texas winters over Texas summers, though the shoulder seasons are my favorites.
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[User Picture]From: brashley46
2009-11-18 04:27 am (UTC)
heh. That is my favourite piece of Pound, and he is in my opinion the best English-language poet of the 20th century. A worthy successor to Browning and Tennyson. (Despite his politics.)

--You got frost? In Texas? We have not had that happen in Toronto yet. (Julie C, up in Orillia, has seen it.)
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