Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Hasten the Day

Inspired by the effect described in this article.

While seeming to roll steadily through space
Earth oft endures adjustments to her face
by force of scouring storm and shifting plate.
One quake, by Richter’s scale an 8.8,
quite beyond the obvious disaster,
may have caused the Earth to rotate faster.

What diff’rence does a millisecond
make? It matters not eternally.
It still takes just as long for bread to
bake; but how long will my child be three?
Am I procrastinating if to-
morrow comes before today is through?
Earth hurtles on, not bearing to wait
A destiny clocks can’t calculate.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Mad Marchness

I looked out the window, and what did I see?
Snowflakes falling on a flowering tree.
March is bringing me a brief surprise,
Snowflakes melting right before my eyes.
I can't make a snowball or build a fort.
It lasted no longer than this report.
It was really so, though evidence may hide--
That's my excuse for exercising inside!