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Charles Ghigna - Father Goose®

the author of more than 100 award-winning books from Random House, Disney, Hyperion, Time Inc.,

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Wild Weather

What if the weather
Decided to bring
Flowers each winter
And snowflakes each spring.

What if the sunshine
Shone hottest in fall
And then in the summer
Did not shine at all.

What if the lakes
Iced over in May
And we could go skating
And sledding all day.

What if December
Broke records of heat
And hydrants were open 
To cool off the street.

What if the weather
Without any reason
Went wild one year
And changed every season!


©Charles Ghigna

14 comments:

Matt Forrest Esenwine said...

Another few years, and we'll KNOW 'what if!' Good job, Charles.

Amy Ludwig VanDerwater said...

Charles...this made me smile! You have such a way with whimsy and fun. Thank you! a.

Robyn Hood Black said...

Delightful! (Scary, maybe, but delightful!) I have a Longfellow poem about winter today, and your post made me think of its line "But still wild music is abroad...."

Tabatha said...

I have to agree with Matt! Nice poem, Charles.

Renee LaTulippe said...

Well, I suppose you could travel to the southern hemisphere and find out all those things! Or, as Matt said, just stay where you are and wait a few years. Sad but true!

We are currently experiencing some very wild weather here in Tuscany, with window-rattling winds off the sea. Could the world have already turned upside down?

Tara @ A Teaching Life said...

Having just been through Sandy, this poem had special resonance.

BJ Lee said...

Your poem is timely as it is good, Charles. The weather is certainly wacky and whimsical and seems to be getting more wackadoodle and whimsicaler as each year ticks by.

Joy said...

Fun poem Charles. I loved the picture; were those red roses or tulips in the snow?
I agree with Renee. My niece is visiting from Australia where she left record breaking heat to come for a winter visit.
And Sandy may be a hurricane to you all, but to me, my first thought was haboob.
I really appreciate your humor.

Susan Taylor Brown said...

Oh this is such a fun poem. Charles, your brain comes up with some of the most delightful ideas.

Betsy said...

Lovely images here (scary consequences) but lovely all the same. I love how the words and phrases all came together.

Mary Lee said...

Love how fun this is for kids, but how different the read is for adults...

Charles Ghigna said...

Thank you all!

catherinemjohnson said...

Brilliant! It sounds a bit like the south island in New Zealand.

laurasalas said...

Fun!