Vertical puddle, or: Snow

My first rispetto

T'wards snow in Jerusalem I feel cold,
Slip-sloshing through this dirty wet hassle;
I'd much prefer to stay locked in my hold,
Where I'm king of my dry, humble castle

Israelites tend to find snow exciting,
But my fingers feel stiff while I'm writing.
Such commotion would a Russian befuddle ~
What's so great 'bout a vertical puddle? 

Jerusalem had its first snowfall in six years the night before last, and I am excited πŸ™„

43 thoughts on “Vertical puddle, or: Snow”

  1. Your excitement shows in those lines πŸ˜€
    And your daughter? Didn’t she like it?

    I would be very excited if it snowed around me where i stay, but it only rains – and creates muddy puddles πŸ™‚

    1. The problem was that the snow fell in the evening when it was already dark and we were getting ready for bed ~ by the time morning rolled around, it was already raining and the snow had become slush. 🀒

    1. Yes, I agree.

      I rather enjoyed snow in New Jersey when I lived in the USA ~ that was enough to actually have fun in. The problem with snow here in Jerusalem is that it is gone not long after it arrives, and because Jerusalem has rainy winters, it’s usually soggy not long after it lands on the ground. At night, I would have called it snow – by morning time, it was slush.

  2. What a lovely piece of writing. Witty, too. Thank you for giving me to smile in the morning, to brighten my hot cup of black tea. There is snow on the mountains near me, but it is more than a week old now, from days before the storm left California and moved into the East.

  3. Hello Ben, I can’t understand your poetry. Can you help me to understand them?

    You try different poetry styles in a definite manner.

  4. Here in Indiana, we are sick and tired of the snow – and it is still falling! I am however amused by the phrase “vertical puddle”! I hope this snow is temporary for you and by the time you read this it has all melted…

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