Wait for the Signs

 And then the day finally arrives when the sky falls,
the fog rolls in, and if you're a hockey player, you sit
on a soggy snowbank and know the season's done.

And if you're a porcupine, you go out on a limb
to nibble at some frozen bark, wishing it were more
like the size of a hockey stick.

Spring is starting to stretch her arms.

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jabblog said...

The porcupine in the tree looks mighty precarious. I wonder if they get to the top and then panic about getting down again;-)

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Really? Is that a porcupine in the tree? You were in the right place at the right time!


Chicken Little thinks the sky
Will be falling bye and bye,
Crashing to the ground like sand
Scattered over sea and land.

What do silly chickens know?
Who told Chicken Little so?
She should get the story straight:
Sky’s not falling, it’ll wait!

© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Sundown Sentinel

Ruth said...

Spring teased us for two days and now winter is howling. I have never seen a porcupine (except as road kill)

Red said...

It seems everybody is getting excited about spring. We must be getting cabin fever.

But as you point out there are signs of spring. Whether we think about it or not tree buds are swelling.

Kay L. Davies said...

Wow. Porcupines must be related to panda cubs. I don't know how anything that size can be on branches so small. I agree with Janice, how do they get back down again?
Fabulous photo, however. Good work! Spring is still a month away but the animals don't always believe it.
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Kelly said...

haha...I loved your narrative today!

I'm so excited because SPRING is in our yard today...the Red-winged Blackbirds flew in last night. Yeah!

Dave said...

Yea! Spring IS on the way!

teresa stieben said...

Wonderful blog, I just read back into 2009 from here and have had a very entertaining morning, now I best get on with my soup making and bird painting in that order. Hugs!

Lynette Killam said...

Oh, this is a lovely post, Susan! On the West Coast we too are waiting for spring, though our infrequent late snowfalls can be fun since they don't last long...:)

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