• lenten journal: weather report

    by  • March 12, 2018 • lenten journal, poetry • 6 Comments

    weather report

    sometimes I learn things
    from my experience
    tonight I carried
    in the wood so it
    would be dry enough
    to burn if the heat
    goes out in the storm

    I bought the wood after
    the last nor’easter
    buried our log pile
    under a foot of snow
    it is still buried
    sometimes I learn things
    from my experience

    there is a stack of things
    buried under the
    days gone by that could
    question any claim
    I might make to
    enlightenment—so I’ll say
    sometimes I learn things



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    6 Responses to lenten journal: weather report

    1. Kay L
      March 12, 2018 at 9:46 pm

      Milton, I love to sit by your enlightened fire! Thank you, again.

    2. Grace
      March 12, 2018 at 10:16 pm

      I personally am destined to always learn the hardest way. Kudos to you for being awake!

    3. Wynne
      March 13, 2018 at 6:29 am

      Im pretty sure we can all relate to this ongoing learning, and the recognition of it’s power in our lives. Glad you have dry wood and hope this storm is the last of it so spring is close behind.

    4. Leah
      March 13, 2018 at 8:54 am

      And we must and delight in cutting our own. Our pecan trees fall to wind and age. Lessons all around.

    5. Margaret Dolbow
      March 13, 2018 at 9:05 am

      (Smile) ….from long time wood burners.

    6. Susan Row
      March 22, 2018 at 4:08 pm

      I like the phrase “sometimes I learn things.” In my experience, I often learn the same lessons over and over – ah, the revolving door of learning.

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