Going Off

Welcome to Fat Tuesday
that feels like a Monday
in some ways

The brief rains
at the beginning of the year
you remember
it was in all the papers...

Well the local sage plants
they know what to do
with a little rain
being the local sages

To say that they have
"gone off"
would be to devalue
both "gone" and "off"

In the mean time
I hear there has been surf

quiet the boards are sleeping...


Matt23 said…
Fat or Shrove ;-)?
pranaglider said…
I confess I knew not of Shrove - but now - "Like many other European holidays, the pancake day was originally a pagan holiday.[4] Before the Christian era, the Slavs believed that the change of seasons was a struggle between Jarilo, the god of vegetation, fertility and springtime, and the evil spirits of cold and darkness. People believed that they had to help Jarilo fight against winter and bring in the spring. The most important part of Shrovetide week (the whole celebration of the arrival of spring lasted one week) was making and eating pancakes. The hot, round pancakes symbolized the sun. The Slavs believed that by eating pancakes, they got the power, light and warmth of the sun." I am all about the pancake!

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