A glowering December sky,
cloudbanks in heavy shades of gray,
tentative sun peeking through
the afternoon’s near dark.

Memories intrude of past winters,
of wading through hip-high drifts
on snow blocked roadways,
short miles ahead to hot cocoa.

But here, outside my car, in this time,
forecasts of cold and snow, Snow Days,
will be declared as school buses are sidelined
by a dusting of flakes on city streets.

In my warm car, scoffing at today’s youth,
I am sheltered from today’s gentle cold,
blessed by a magical fob that started and
warmed my car from my kitchen window.


About degus221

A Kansan who has migrated to Oregon.
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4 Responses to WEATHER REPORT

  1. Hi Gus… I love both of these poems. Good job… just wanted to point out that in Weather Report, you have a double “through” in the first stanza. I’m sorry… the editor in me just couldn’t keep from pointing that out since I would hope someone would point out things that I need to correct in my writings since, on the web, they may be there for a looong time. 🙂

    Got your check today as well as the Christmas greetings… Thank you. I hope that you enjoy the books and have a wonderful holiday celebration with your family.Pat  ___________________________ Be sure to check out my new personal website! – Author, Sawdust & Cider (1987) and From Sawdust and Cider to Wine (2006) ( – Managing Editor, Groundwaters Publishing, LLC ( – Lorane columnist, Fern Ridge Review and Creswell Chronicle weekly newspapers – Editor and Collaborator, OREGON’S MAIN STREET: U.S. Highway 99 “The Stories” by Jo-Brew

    – Co-Author (with Jo-Brew) of OREGON’S MAIN STREET: U.S. Highway 99 “The Folk History”

    From: Reflections On Age To: Sent: Thursday, December 22, 2016 10:20 AM Subject: [New post] WEATHER REPORT #yiv2019332503 a:hover {color:red;}#yiv2019332503 a {text-decoration:none;color:#0088cc;}#yiv2019332503 a.yiv2019332503primaryactionlink:link, #yiv2019332503 a.yiv2019332503primaryactionlink:visited {background-color:#2585B2;color:#fff;}#yiv2019332503 a.yiv2019332503primaryactionlink:hover, #yiv2019332503 a.yiv2019332503primaryactionlink:active {background-color:#11729E;color:#fff;}#yiv2019332503 | degus221 posted: “A glowering December sky,cloudbanks in heavy shades of gray,tentative sun peeking throughthrough the afternoon’s near dark.Memories intrude of past winters,of wading through hip-high driftson snow blocked roadways, short miles ahead to hot cocoa” | |


  2. LINDA SANCHEZ says:

    Your writings have been clear, concise and a delight to read. Love you.

    Peace On Earth. Linda



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