|Less Than Swelter
||[Jun. 25th, 2017|08:56 pm]
Yesterday I lost track of everything and ended up not posting an entry and not realizing it until well after midnight. Of course I blame the heat. Today wasn't actually cool but it was less hot than any recent day. In fact it was moderate enough that I was able to go shopping after all. I didn't buy much, being very low on ready cash this late in the month. Fortunately, one store was sold out of an item I really wanted but couldn't afford, so I got a rain check and will be able to buy it when I have money next month. |
Even better, it's supposed to drop into the mid-sixties tonight. It's pretty uncomfortable in here right now, but the windows are open and I can feel the cool night air coming in. It won't get really chilly outside until near dawn, and the house probably won't cool off completely until tomorrow night, but I am anticipating th possibility of actually getting some sleep tonight. This heat wave has left me totally exhausted.
This is not a very interesting entry, but it's a wonder I've survived to write anything at all.
by H. D.
O wind, rend open the heat,
cut apart the heat,
rend it to tatters.
Fruit cannot drop
through this thick air-
fruit cannot fall into heat
that presses up and blunts
the points of pears
and rounds the grapes.
Cut through the heat-
plow through it
turning it on either side
of your path.
Interesting poem. I went out this afternoon and saw that a bunch of lemons had fallen off my tree.
They were just waiting for it to cool down.
Now you can make lemonade when the next heat wave arrives.
You sent your heat up to Portland and Seattle yesterday! Ugh.
Is HD Hilda Doolittle? I like her take on heat, for sure. Actually, my take on heat is that I need to go to the Northwest Territories every summer...
Yes, Hilda Doolittle.
That wasn't our heat. It was too hot to be our heat. It must have been Mexico's heat.
Illegal alien heat! We don't need a wall, we need to line the border with giant fans blowing south!
The border of fans is a much better idea than anything emanating from DC these days!