Snowbound in Oak Lawn

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“All day the hoary meteor fell;
And, when the second morning shone,
We looked upon a world unknown,
On nothing we could call our own.
Around the glistening wonder bent
The blue walls of the firmament,
No cloud above, no earth below,—
A universe of sky and snow!
The old familiar sights of ours
Took marvellous shapes; strange domes and towers…”
[from “Snow-Bound”  by John Greenleaf Whittier]




Everywhere I look around

Are piles of snow upon the ground.

Hoping soon that I will lack it,

I wonder where else will I stack it.


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  • Bravo, AW! It is a world of snow, today--and brilliant blue sky after the storm...

  • Oh, if only for salt and a plow,
    would make driving less of a slide,
    but none are found on Oak Lawn streets,
    making for one very wild ride
    What does it take for such a treat
    as to have clear streets in the here and now?

  • In reply to Richard Davis:

    Richard, nice to see you trying your hand at verse.

  • In reply to Aquinas wired:

    A very weak and shaky hand, admittedly.

  • Both you and Richard made creditable efforts, but with apologies, I will vote for Whittier

  • In reply to jnorto:

    jnorto,I redacted it. Hope the last line is better. I will vote that Whittier is wittier.

  • In reply to Aquinas wired:

    I will vote that I am more accurate than Whittier. I am sure he has never driven in Oak Lawn after snow.

  • In reply to Richard Davis:

    But as prose, not as poetry.

  • In reply to jnorto:

    Driving the unplowed and unsalted streets of Oak Lawn right after snow has never been put into verse, as far as I know.

  • Always keep tight hold of nurse,
    in fear of finding something worse.
    -- A.A. Milne

    Always stay home off your knees
    and not on them in snowdrifts, please.
    -- M.H. Laing

  • Love it, my friend.

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