Wednesday, January 19, 2011

The Months

When I was young, the months seemed to drag... Winter lasted forever, school would never end, endless summer days at the beach.

Now, I feel like the days whip by so fast I almost feel whiplash.

I cannot believe how long ago some events happened. Didn't I just move back north a couple of years ago?

Nope - that was in 2004. It's now 2011. Yikes!

As much as I try to savor the moments, the days quickly fly away and I grow older. My children grow older.

I think the years go almost as quickly as this poem:

The Months
Christinia Rossetti

January cold and desolate;
February dripping wet;
March wind ranges;
April changes;
Birds sing in tune
to the flowers of May,
And sunny June
Brings longest day;
In scorched July
The storm-clouds fly,
August bears corn,
September fruit;
In rough October
Earth must disrobe her;
Stars fall and shoot
In keen November;
And night is long
And cold is strong
In bleak December.


Beth said...

It is amazing how quickly the days go by, especially when you really never leave your house (and a confession, I just finally got dressed for the day and it is nearly 3:00). I have come to appreciate Rossetti's poetry. She was really someone I was not too familiar with until Poetry Wednesday. Peaceful day to you. B

Molly Sabourin said...

Michelle, that poem does a wonderful job of using not only descriptive words but also rapid pacing to express how quickly time flies. I too feel like you just moved back North! I feel like we just yesterday moved away from the big city. Beth's picture of Troy on her blog from Thomas'baptism really surpised me - gasp! Troy and Thomas both look so young.

All that to say, I liked this post!

Thank you. : )

Kris Livovich said...

A good poem! It paces the year - we repeatedly say around here, "I can't believe it's 2011! I can't believe it's almost February! What happened to January?"

For that matter, what happened to today?