Saturday, January 2, 2010

Sunday Poetry Post

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Blue Moon
Richard Rogers & Lorenz Hart

Blue Moon, you saw me standing alone,
Without a dream in my heart,
Without a love of my own,
Blue moon, you knew just what I was there for,
You heard me saying a prayer for,
Someone I could care for,

And then there suddenly appeared before me,
Someone my arms could really hold,
I heard you whisper "Darling please adore me,"
And when I looked to the moon it had turned to gold,

Blue moon, now I'm no longer alone,
Without a dream in my heart,
Without a love of my own.

And then there suddenly appeared before me
The only one my arms will ever hold
heard somebody whisper please adore me
And when I looked the Moon had turned to gold

Blue moon
Now I'm no longer alone
Without a dream in my heart
Without a love of my own

Blue moon
Now I'm no longer alone
Without a dream in my heart
Without a love of my own


  1. Jim, We are lucky to have found the love of our hearts. Ella Fitzgerald sings a killer version on Youtube.

    Enjoy this last day of nonschedule.

    I lowered my bum level yesterday in anticipation of work tomorrow. No Farf, it's not so much Hun, would you do this as it is let me tell you this story or show you this project. There was a Mom (as in clean it up) I could have done without involving the cats.
    And they were very appreciative of the dinner I cooked.

    Andi, 8 degrees and an hour and a half walk with the pack. You are Wonder Woman. For those of you that haven't met Andi, she is a bundle of energy with the willowy figure to match.

    Beth, I'm with you and exercise. I like walking, but have a hard time getting out there this time of year. Objects at rest tend to stay at rest is my problem. More football today, but don't know if you have any teams playing. For some reason I don't think that's a problem.

    Maria, enjoy the day.

    Farf, Hope you find a few minutes to relax. Sundays are busy for you.

    Jen, Hope the writing continues going well. Though I do enjoy hearing about your cooking.

    MaryB--elevate foot and pamper self.

    Waves to O, CG, CF, Toni, Kelly, Katie, Nicky, Nancy(Hun Bum--you crack me up),O, FM, Dina, Boran, and all others headed this way.
    Relaxing Sunday to all.

  2. I'll be humming that song all day, Jim. I tried to take pictures of the moon, but didn't have a tripod with me. So I'll enjoy yours instead.

    Last day of the regular football season, boo. Luckily there's still a few weeks of playoffs. My Broncos are playing, but have a very slim chance of getting into the playoffs, the big dummies. But true, I'm in hog heaven as long as there's a ball game on. The Gonzaga basketball team barely pulled it out yesterday - and Boise State plays tomorrow night. Beth's in sports fan heaven.

    Wish we could tap into some of andi's energy when it comes to exercise...

    My plants are on the patio, since we had freeze warnings last night and again tonight - lows of 34. High of 54 today. What happened to Florida? Hopefully back to 60's by next weekend, in time for my visitors - a month of company ahead. I'm enjoying my last quiet time for a while this week.

    Happy relaxing Sunday, y'all!

  3. Morning, peeps!!

    Jim, lovely song with which to start a lovely lazy day. Humming to myself...

    Lisa, I empathize greatly with you on the returning to the mimes.

    Beth, enjoy your feetball day!

    I had grandiose plans of heading out to the library this afternoon (main branch is open 12-6), but the temps and the wind chill made me think twice. Gusty winds and brrrr all of 16F right now. No thank you!

    Watched the end of David Tennant's Doctor Who and sobbed like a baby through the last bits. Brilliant acting by both him and John Simm as the Master. New Doctor, Matt Smith, is young, looks rather rawboned/unfinished in that early Gregory Peck/Liam Neeson way. Will be rather interesting, IMHO. (Though David T will always hold a special place in my heart).

    Superb Sunday to all!

  4. Glitter in the air:
    Snowflakes dancing in the sun?
    Or fairies dancing?

    Had a little "fun" yesterday cutting down two dead trees for firewood. Worked up a pretty good sweat (in 25F) splitting and hauling the first tree. I misjudged the lean of the second tree & got the saw pinched down pretty tight. Got a tractor from the in-laws & to push the tree over (I'd already cut out the wedge) — the side benefit was that I didn’t have to carry the wood up the hill, we just cut it up & threw it in the front-end loader bucket.

    Today's the last day of DD's semester break, so she'll be heading back to college some time today. She got on a cleaning tear last night and got a bunch of stuff out of her room that's been sitting around unused half her life. She invited me up to talk about the state of the union and other matters, something we haven't done in a long time.

    Something like 20F here right now, with a forecast high of 28. We might see 40 by Wednesday. Y'all try to stay warm…

  5. Morning all. Lisa I did keep my foot elevated most of the day yesterday with ice so I was able to get through most of the wedding and reception without a problem. Then I headed to the family event where they were all very solicitous (and poked fun at me for being a total klutz).

    Jim, moon was out last night showing through a thin veil of cloud, actually quite eerie. I've been humming Blue Moon for days. :)

    Waves to everyone else, those of you who must go back to work this week enjoy a Sunday of freedom.

  6. Hey all, getting ready for 2 weeks in Hawaii, and that's poetry enough for me.

    BTW, Jen, sent you a response, and just wanted to make sure that you knew it should be in your email box.

  7. Oh, that's one of my favorite melodies of all time.

    Kelly, I'm trying really hard to be a big person here! Hawaii. Two weeks. ~~Puts down snow shovel in order to type: Have. A. Great. Time. No, seriously, have a great time. Sincerely sunny smile. Ignore the bared teeth. Ouch. Cold is hard on bared teeth.

  8. Kelly, have a wonderful time!! Good thing you picked Hawaii instead of FL - not many boat drinks being drunk down here this week - more like hot buttered rum!

    You are way too funny, Nancy. :-)

  9. Can today really be Sunday? Must I see teenagers tomorrow? At least I have lesson plans. And I managed to write a little today.

    Lovely picture, as usual. Have great Monday everybody.

  10. Thank you for the good wishes, Lisa. Tomorrow's menu includes a pureed potato and cauliflower soup.

    And Kelly, yes, got your email, will hold off a week or so on sending you the snailmail so you get back around the same time it arrives. Have a great trip and hang ten, dude.

    Hope the new year is getting off to a good start for everyone, we're freezing here, pls send hot cocoa.


  11. Thanks, Nancy. *carefully keeping fingers away from bared teeth.*

    Beth, thanks, yeah, one the nice things about Kauai at this time of year is that the weather is really pretty consistent—beautiful and warm but with storms out at sea generating waves big enough to boogie board and surf.

    Jen, cool, just wanted to double check. We'll be out the door on the 8th, but we have a house/cat sitter so the mail will come in daily if you want to send earlier. We try never to leave the house empty, particularly in winter with the weather as it is here in WI.

  12. Lisa & Toni, I spent a half hour over at school today running papers off for the week. Tomorrow is a records day, and I'm sure there will be several spur-of-the-moment meetings. Tuesday the kids reappear.

    Sorry for the ear worm, Beth, but at least it was a good song - especially the Ella Fitzgearld version.

    Maria, we have the last two episodes of the Dr. Tivoed; maybe we'll watch it tonight. Tom Baker is still our favorite Dr.

    Nice haiku, Farf. Was that the weather report from planet Georgia this morning? I hate felling trees. Luckily we've had enough windstorms to do the felling part leaving us the easy work of sawing, splitting, hauling, and stacking.

    maryb, take it easy on your feet.

    Kelly, are you staying on one island or splitting your time up between them?

    Nancy, my favorite version is done by the Cowboy Junkies.

    Jen, I think we need to add marshmallows to you request.

    Hoping everyone has a great year.

  13. Jim, I'm listening to the Cowboy Junkies version as I type this. It's wonderful. Perfect with a guitar and bluesy singer.

    I don't know the CJ's. . .what else do you recommend to start me off with them?

  14. Trinity Session is the classic Cowboy Junkies. Andi and I think that is the place to start. If you don't like that, you won't like the group. Miles From Our Home would be my second choice.

  15. Thanks, Jim. I'll look those up.

  16. Ooooh, echoing the rec for Trinity Session, it is an outstanding recording.

  17. Jim, we'll be on the north shore of Kauai the whole time, mostly boogie-boarding and surfing.