"The fog comes on little cat feet. It sits looking over harbor and city on silent haunches, and then moves on." (Carl Sandburg)
Ahhh! (sigh of contentment!)...Here I sit, enjoying a special "bonus": a Friday afternoon, home early from work. I spent the mornings in a meeting, sharing with some other teachers all the tools and "tricks" I have learned over the years in teaching Economics. The compliment that I most appreciated at the end of the meeting? "Wow! I didn't know Economics could be so fun! I can't wait to teach it!" ... Mission accomplished!
My reward was a chance to come home a little early, and to enjoy some simple things I rarely get to do on an afternoon in January: enjoy a late lunch "date" with my wife at work; take Izzy, our faithful Chihuahua sentry, on a walk while it was still daylight (she acts like she's "in charge" of the whole neighborhood - a pint-size Presidente!); and now, a cup of coffee, while I let a winter day slowly settle around me instead of slogging exhaustedly through it.
And I thought I'd write a couple of new haiku; I haven't done that for a few months, and it's good to try to write short things every now then. (I can see I need more practice at this - It took me 190 words just to get to that point!) So, with further adieu, some haiku...
Winter in the Rogue Valley
Fog muffles and shrouds the hills
A cold winter shawl
A January Dream
Any winter day,
Kids (and teachers) share a dream;
"Snow day! Whee! Snow day!"
Only in Oregon - 2011
Can Ducks beat Tigers?
Fans in green, gold flock and boast
The world's gone "quackers"!
So, there's a few new haiku...for you...to view...maybe you'll pursue...this poetic path too...Adieu! (I can hear you saying "Pee-You! When will this rhyming be through?)... Just this last haiku, courtesy of Izzy!
I am your best friend,
Now, always, and especially
When you are eating!