Thursday, April 5, 2007

April Snow


Argh! This is what I woke up to this morning. I feared that the South Glens Falls school district would cancel school thus adding an extra day to the ten day April vacation the kids have off. But no, my fears were groundless and the little darlings skipped off happily to school. Well, trudged sullenly to the bus stop.

Here's a poem to ward off winter...

Fear Mo More the Heat o' the Sun

Fear no more the heat o' the sun,
Nor the furious winter's rages;
Thou thy worldly task hast done,
Home art gone, and ta'en thy wages;
Golden lads and girls all must,
As chimney-sweepers, come to dust.

Fear no more the frown o' the great;
Thou art past the tyrant's stroke:
Care no more to clothe and eat;
To thee the reed is as the oak:
The sceptre, learning, physic, must
All follow this, and come to dust.

Fear no more the lightning-flash,
Nor the all-dreaded thunder-stone;
Fear not slander, censure rash;
Thou hast finished joy and moan;
All lovers young, all lovers must
Consign to thee, and come to dust.

No exorciser harm thee!
Nor no witchcraft charm thee!
Ghost unlaid forbear thee!
Nothing ill come near thee!
Quiet consummation have;
And renown├ęd be thy grave!

-- William Shakespeare

The Bard knows all.

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