Monday, February 28, 2011

What has happened to the Frog King?

It was back in the heady days of Fall that the Frog King,
dazzled by the glory of the colours around him,
voiced a desire to remain above ground for the winter.

Knowing the foolishness inherent in this decision, the Royal Advisor voiced his concern.  His advice fell on deaf ears as the King defiantly decided to test his strength against that of mighty Winter.

Faithful servant that he was, the Royal Advisor chose to remain by the King's side, though he turned his back to him, to mark his point.

One blustery December night he lost sight of the King and has sat alone, stone-faced and grim, ever since.  He remains resolutely in place, knowing he must wait for Spring before he can begin the grisly search for the impetuous King.

Click here to see the Frog King, in happier times.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

The Squirrel

I didn't see you come or go
but loved your footprints in the snow.

Whisky, frisky,
Hippity hop;
Up he goes
To the tree top!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Lean with me, the best is yet to be.

Lean on me, when you're not strong
And I'll be your friend
I'll help you carry on
For it won't be long
'Til I'm gonna need
Somebody to lean on

Lean On Me
By: Bill Withers

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Side by Side

Side By Side
(adapted from the song)

Oh, standing out here with my honey,
Lookin’ all ragged and funny;
But we’re where we belong, singin’ our song,
Side by side.

Don't know what's comin' tomorrow,
Maybe it's trouble and sorrow;
I’ll put up with the snow,it’s worth it, you know
Side by Side.

Through all kinds of weather,
What if the sky should fall;
Just as long as we're together,
It doesn't matter at all.

When they've all had their quarrels and parted,
We'll be the same as we started;
We’re where we belong, singin’ our song,
Side by Side.

Every time that I’ve started to tremble,
And when I’m hittin’ the gravel,
There’s one pal who’ll be always with me,
Side by side.

Now it isn’t a gal or a fella’,
But I’m all ready to tell ya’
That things are okay, just as long as we stay,
Side by side.

Other pals may shake me
Till my leaves are all gone,
But this pal will make me, keep carrying on.
And soon sweet spring’ll be coming,
I see you and start singing;
And that’s how we lose, the winter blues,
Side by side.  Nick Lucas - Side By Side (1944)

Monday, February 14, 2011

Sending the Earth some much needed Love!

By: Imogen Heap

Baby behave we'll make it work
You're not golden and I'm getting tired
Act like you own the place when really you've only just arrived
I caught first glimmers in hides and skins
Look who's all grown up, black swanning about the solar winds
You're gonna lose it all and find yourself on your knees
So get a grip and you might flow, reverse the great slow bleed
I've tried patience but you always want a war
This house won't tolerate any more
Stop this right away
Put that down and clean this mess up
End of conversation
Put your back in it and make it up to me now
The cold shoulder folded arms and looking up
You've never listened and carry on careless regardless
This is not a fire drill and if we hold any hope
It's harmonic connection and stereo symbiosis
These legoland empires choking out my now
You're everywhere, everywhere multiplying around me
Child, a strain on my heart
This rock can't tolerate any more
Stop this right away
Put that down and clean this mess up
End of conversation
Put your back in it and make it up to me now
Baby behave we'll make it work
You're only what you give back
Are you with me?

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Goldfish Under Ice

Goldfish Under Ice

Waiting for a change
Waiting for the sun
Waiting for the spring
To make this ice come undone

Longing for the warmth
Of a long summer's day
Oh how I'll be free
Once this winter's gone away

Monday, February 7, 2011

Attitude is Altitude!

People are like stained-glass windows.

They sparkle and shine when the sun is out,
but when the darkness sets in
their true beauty is revealed
only if there is a light from within.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Is your friend giving you the cold shoulder?

What can these two be saying to each other?

"Who is that strange woman taking a picture of us?  What do you mean you can't see her?"
"If I should accidentally fall on you, would you be angry at me?"
"Where is that young man with the hat and face he promised you?  A little disrespectful, making you wait like this."
"You, my friend, are a very good listener."
"I just love winter, don't you?"


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