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Cold cold, John Keats.

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Theses are considered to be the coldest two stanzas in poetry, by Keats.

 

St. Agnes' Eve—Ah, bitter chill it was! 
       The owl, for all his feathers, was a-cold; 
       The hare limp'd trembling through the frozen grass, 
       And silent was the flock in woolly fold: 
       Numb were the Beadsman's fingers, while he told 
       His rosary, and while his frosted breath, 
       Like pious incense from a censer old, 
       Seem'd taking flight for heaven, without a death, 
Past the sweet Virgin's picture, while his prayer he saith. 
 
       His prayer he saith, this patient, holy man; 
       Then takes his lamp, and riseth from his knees, 
       And back returneth, meagre, barefoot, wan, 
       Along the chapel aisle by slow degrees: 
       The sculptur'd dead, on each side, seem to freeze, 
       Emprison'd in black, purgatorial rails: 
 
       Knights, ladies, praying in dumb orat'ries, 
       He passeth by; and his weak spirit fails 
To think how they may ache in icy hoods and mails. 

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Heat wave in northern Maine, 9 degrees today, woo-hoo!  We're looking forward to the nor'easter and snow round about Thursday...it'll warm things up considerably...  

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Snow day - blizzard warning in eastern MA today; 12 to 18 inches forecast in my area IMG_6747.JPG.ad2eb9c2170ba2566239c845434fdca2.JPG- note there is no path to the garage (yet)

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I sincerely feel for all of you, thats so cold !!  We have been 75 with a low of 44. Man am I ever glad I live in Arizona .

                   John

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so we just got out of -20° and now this weekend sounds like we'll be right back into it....JIT for tailgating for the Vikings game on Sunday  :(

 

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Keats says it all. Winter just sucks! Not much snow this year in Central Oregon but the ice got me. Nursing broken ribs from a fall. Be careful out there.

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