Groundhog Day – Happy 10th Anniversary, Punxsutawney Phyllis!
Today is a very special day! Yes, I know, it is Groundhog Day. And unfortunately, I believe we are in for another six weeks of winter. Right now, we are being hit with yet another BLIZZARD here in New Hampshire.
Susanna has created a link up party on her blog.
– stop over and visit. Here is my entry for the celebration.
HAPPY 10TH ANNIVERSARY, PHYLLIS!
ODE TO PHYLLIS – ON HER TENTH ANNIVERSARY (With many apologies to the master of poetry, Edgar Allen Poe)
Once upon a morning cloudy, while I waited, kind of rowdy,
Wanting nothing more than just to dance and sing and trill —
While I hip-hopped, in the shower, water running for an hour,
Getting ready for my party given by my uncle Phil,
Cross the window pane – a shadow – straight from Boulder, Colorado
I grabbed my robe and screamed a scream that screamers said was shrill.
Open here I flung the shutter, when, with many a flirt and flutter,
In stepped Phil who said, “You will put on your lacy frill.”
“Let’s get going, my sweet maiden; ‘cause my arms are heavy laden
with some nuts and acorns – please be careful, they might spill.
We’ve a shadow to uncover and surprises to discover
Happy Birthday, Phyllis! It’s been 10 years – what a thrill!”
I hope you enjoyed my little ditty.
Last year, a bunch of us participated in a fashion contest for Phyllis.
My entry featured Phyllis, relaxing on her beach blanket in sunny Mexico!
I also blogged about Groundhog Day and Phyllis in 2013: https://viviankirkfield.com/2013/02/02/groundhog-day-facts-and-fiction/
Stay safe and stay warm, wherever you are!