January, 5 PM

Long shadows cut sharp into the snow
Black against white

Sun withholds warmth but gives her light
Frosted panes, refracting

In a moment even light will be gone
We must mind our fires

Ice Skating Is Nice Skating

Frank Luther Songs of Safety

Another classic from my LP collection.  Frank Luther had such good advice for the children, paired with singalong melodies.

In this track, we learn that we can’t skate on ice that’s too thin or we will fall right in. There will also be icicles up to your chin. Same goes for ice fishing and hockey. Guess Frank wasn’t that thorough after all, was he?


As November Ends

It’s the last day of November
and the world seems at an end

We need a new beginning
Salvation He will send

Our joys here are fleeting
We hope Advent will renew

Prepare our hearts, oh Father!
We’ve put our trust in You

Haiku for a man parking selfishly

Post office, 12 Noon
Sign says “Customers Only”
You park and get lunch

Here are alternate versions:

Post office, 12 Noon
Sign says “Customers Only”
He parks and gets lunch


Post office, High Noon
Sign says “Customers Only”
You park and get lunch?!