April Fools

april foolsApril Fools

 

so it is spring

so it is snowing

bewildered we turn up our collars

gaze at the skies to question

why and wherefore and whatnot

falling on deaf ears

so we scrape and swear

so we gripe and grimace

grit our teeth against harsh wild winds

blowing across fields

cheekily into the city

where we think we’re immune to

the elemental truths

of life on a prairie

in the snow

in the spring

 

© 2015 Gail Sidonie Sobat

 

A Dozen Songs About Fools (with YouTube links – this was such fun!)

1. “Why Do Fools Fall in Love?” – Frankie Lyman and the Teenagers

2. “Fools Rush In” – Peggy Lee (and so many others)

3. “Fool on the Hill” – The Beatles and a great version by Sergio Mendes and Brazill 66

4.”Fool If You Think It’s Over” – Chris Rea

5. “Fooled Around and Fell in Love” – Elvin Bishop

6. “Everybody Plays the Fool” – The Main Ingredient

7. “Chain of Fools” – Aretha Franklin

8. “Poor Little Fool” – Ricky Nelson

9. “Fools in Love” – Joe Jackson

10. “What a Fool Believes” – Doobie Brothers

11. “Ordinary Fool” – Paul Williams

12. “Foolish” – Ashanti

12. “Foolish Games” – Jewel   (oops that’s 13 – April Fools!)

 

Gail will be out of the office from April 2 – 7, 2015.  Have a lovely Easter weekend!

 

Writing Quote: “Writing is communication, not self-expression; nobody in this world wants to read your diary, except your mother.” – Richard Peck, novelist (b. 1934)

Writing Tip:  “As for ‘Write what you know,’ I was regularly told this as a beginner. I think it’s a very good rule and have always obeyed it. I write about imaginary countries, alien societies on other planets, dragons, wizards, the Napa Valley in 22002. I know these things. I know them better than anybody else possibly could, so it’s my duty to testify about them. I got my knowledge of them, as I got whatever knowledge I have of the hearts and minds of human beings, through imagination working on observation. Like any other novelist. All this rule needs is a good definition of ‘know.'” – Ursula K. Le Guin, novelist (b. 1929)

Writing Prompt:  And so the day began, with a whisper of spring and a faint promise of summer…

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