Poetry Friday: The Trickster

Last weekend the temperatures soared into the high 60’s. Quite a treat for January in the Northeast! It was lovely to feel the warm air kiss our cheeks, but there’s something to be said for seasonal change. It’s what we expect, and when nature fools around with those expectations, it’s confusing. I decided to personify January and write a poem showing that I wasn’t taken in by such trickery, even though I appreciated it.

The Trickster

Oh, January!

How clever!

Teasing us

with April’s warmth.

The chickadee is confused.

The crocus rubs her sleepy eyes.

But I’m not fooled.

Your icy winds

and swirling snow

are waiting…

Ready to pounce!

(but thank you)

What a difference a week makes! There’s snow in the forecast for tomorrow. Today’s Poetry Friday round up is at Reading to the Core. Thanks, Catherine!

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10 Responses to Poetry Friday: The Trickster

  1. Love your line, “the crocus rubs her sleepy eyes!” I think “The Trickster”may have to do with global warming… Thanks for your poem!

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  2. lindabaie says:

    We’ve been rather mild for a while & could use some snow here in Denver. Your ‘trickster’ is at it everywhere, Rose!

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  3. janicescully says:

    It does feel good to have a warm day in January, but ambivalent, too. It’s not quite right, but why not get some pleasure from it. Thanks for sharing your poem.

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  4. Kay Mcgriff says:

    What a fun poem! We’ve had similarly warm weather in the Midwest. Change is coming, but the snow is still missing us.

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  5. Linda Mitchell says:

    Ha! Love it! It’s all fun and games until you wake up to snow and sleet and rain like I did this morning. Blech. Back to winter!

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  6. maryleehahn says:

    Our winter seems to have a personality disorder this year, doesn’t it? 🙂

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  7. Yes, January was a trickster here as well. Sixty degree days followed by ice. Your poem captured January weather perfectly.

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  8. cvarsalona says:

    Yes, Rose, January is a trickster. Yesterday, we got the snow and it was cold and sticky. Then, today when I woke much of it was gone. Warmth was restored and life continued without snow shovels. Thanks for sharing your poem on what we knew was coming.

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  9. Rebecca Herzog says:

    Even here in Florida January has been a trickster! After a few weeks in the high 70s (and low 80s) There will be a wind chill of 29 degrees tomorrow morning!

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  10. Ramona says:

    Not much trickery going on here in the NW. Snow last week and rain, rain, and more rain this week. Great weather for reading poetry and staying cozy. Love your response to your trickster: “But I’m not fooled.”

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