Winter In New England

     In case you haven’t heard, we are having one heck of a winter here in New England and that’s just in the past two weeks, give or take a day or two. Foot upon foot of the white stuff, day after day, after day. What gods must we have offended to deserve such punishment? Perhaps we must offer up a sacrifice to them in repentance. So I, will once again erect a tower of empties as high as the nearest snow bank and raise up yet, another glass in their honor! (As soon as I get through clearing yet, another FOOT of this stuff, from my walks and driveway.) And thus, I beseech all of you, my New England brethren to participate in this sacrificial offering.. All hail the gods of spring, may you shine once more upon us! (Soon, please, make it soon!)

     Enjoy your day, if you can,


Just one of many!

Just one of many!


Winter In New England

Oh snow, oh snow,

when will it end

and Mother Nature

cease to send,

foot upon foot

now piled high

and nearly returning

to the sky,

from whence it came

in a two-week span

trying the patience

of beast and man?

But, I fear the worst

may be yet to come

before the warming

of the sun

will melt away

this torment true,

as more is forecast

this whole week through.

Or, must we atone

for what ‘ere we’ve done

before once again,

we see the sun?


Jack Downing

Feb. 9, 2015

Oh, but there was one warm and fuzzy day here in New England. Way to go Pats. Job well done!

Improvise, adapt and overcome. Way to go Pats.

Improvise, adapt and overcome. Way to go Pats.

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8 Responses to Winter In New England

  1. Beth Ann says:

    Hang in there. I just can’t believe how much you guys are getting. Sending warm thoughts and love from Iowa…..

  2. Beth Ann sent me your way after I posted this morning about the snow in Boston, where my son attends Tufts University (Medford campus). Even he, being a Minnesotan, has found your snowfall to be nearly overwhelming. I cannot fathom that much snow in such a short span of time.

    Enjoyed the poem. I write poetry, too, and occasionally publish it on my blog.

  3. Thank you so much MPR, I see your comments often on Beth Ann’s blog and I know you are great supporter and friend of hers (she is a special person isn’t she?).. Tufts is a great university as I’m sure you are well aware and I wish your son the best. Oh, and we are expecting a little more snow tomorrow, but a lot more over the weekend. I think my poem accurately expresses my feelings on that subject and those of the majority of New Englanders. I would like to see some of your poetry, and with that being said, I am about to follow your blog.. Thanks again for your like and your comment. I don’t publish as often as I used to, but please come back again.

  4. You are absolutely correct that Beth Ann is a special person. We started as bloggy friends and are now real-life friends. She’s visited a few times and my husband and I stayed at her home one evening this past summer. She has a heart of gold.

    Oh, no, more snow. What a winter it’s been for you. I know my second daughter is hoping most of the snow is gone by the time she flies out to visit her brother at Tufts during spring break. Yes, Tufts is a great college and has been the perfect fit for my son.

    There’s a reason I seldom publish poetry on my blog. If I publish it online, then it’s typically ineligible to enter in a competition. And when my work has been published in an anthology, I can’t always publish it online.

    If you type “poetry” into my blog search engine, you’ll find some of my poems.

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