Seasonal Dickens

It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold, when it is summer in the light and winter in the shade.

Charles Dickens

A Dick-ensian Day

A scarf
A beanie
Two coats
Layers off and on
Ice skates
Swimming trunks
The list goes on and on
Top hat
Evening gown
Feather boa
Fucking weather
If you would be so kind
Make up your goddamn mind

Spring won’t let me stay in this house any longer! I must get out and breathe the air deeply again.

Gustav Mahler

Spring cleaned me out my house
Summer said my summer cottage
has his name on the lease
Winter froze my assets
I lost the rest in the Fall

Burning of the Böögg(ie) Man

Big as a man the legend says
  fire sparks in his chest
From his ashes the seasons rise
  when he is laid to rest

He will have his revenge they say
  when he finally returns
He has one and only desire
  to see that everybody burns

He’ll stuff you full of cotton
  stick dynamite up your ass
Then he’ll light the fuse and giggle
  with a smile that could cut glass

So bar up all your windows
  lock your doors up tight
The Böögg(ie) man is coming
  and tonight could be the night

The Swiss holiday of Sechseläuten has involved the ceremonial burning of the Böögg—a life-sized cotton snowman packed with fireworks—as a testament to the transition from cold to warmth. The length of time the Böögg burns is meant to predict the weather of the coming summer, with a quick burn indicating a warm and sunny season to come. 

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25 thoughts on “Seasonal Dickens

  1. Hehe! Yes we are in that transitional season. Here in Indiana, if you don’t like the weather just wat a couple hours and it will change. Today is warm (60s) but the morning was very cold and I had to scrape frost off the car as I headed to work. This evening it is supposed to rain followed by a sudden drop in temperature! The poems certainly conveyed the changeability of this spring-like but not quite weather.

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    1. Seems everyone is saying their region is on the cusp of Spring.
      I’m sure, like myself people are repeating the mantra, ‘just a few more weeks.’
      I wrote these almost a month ago and I’m still waiting.
      Hope the weather evens out for you in Indiana.


  2. Lol at A Dick-ensian Day that perfectly describes what you need on any given day in Chicago, because the weather is bi-polar. I love the last poem. 😉💙

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