Robert (gurdonark) wrote,


Birth of a Star

We got a good sprinkling of ice last night, but far less than the kind of winter storm that much of the country got last night. I'll get in my car and roller skate into work soon.

I've been reading a chapbook of poetry called Like Saul, by Francine Marie Tolf. I enjoy these poems--well-crafted accessible free verse, building sturdy but ethereal images of interconnection and making and losing contact with the world and the critters in it. Her website mentioned a nature retreat in the north to which people repaired to write, and I imagined sitting, keyboard at the ready, as dragonflies soared around a pond.

We watched the PBS documentary last night about the Canadian monarch butterflies. Imagine--three generations fly north, living a month each, while a fourth generation flies south, living nine months and traveling
two thousand miles. We see the migrant ones in August, lollygagging in the heat. They fly on the lightest and most fatigued wings known, heading to the mountains in Mexico.

  • webserver chess

    I worked a bit late tonight. I have a lot to do, which is a good thing. At lunch, I did get a quick walk in at Bradfield Park. The weather was warm,…

  • The Three Amigos

    A week ago we shivered. Today the weather turned warm. Sadly,though, I heard from people who experienced damage and the radio told of people in line…

  • All Creatures and a controversy

    This morning I got up and did my weekly weigh. I was up a bit over two pounds. I tend to fluctuate within a two pound range from week to week. I…

  • Post a new comment


    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded