It’s Warm At Last!

22 May

Three weeks into the fifth month of the year and we finally get some sunshine; I thought it was never coming.  I’m sitting here all sweaty and smelly and it’s lovely. 

The English have already started complaining that it’s too hot, of course.  We English – and I say ‘English’ instead of ‘British’ because you never hear the Scots, Welsh or Northern Irish moaning about a bit of sunshine – like our weather mild and our problems weather-related.

There are two types of English in the summer: those who complain at the first sign of melting frost that they can’t stand the heat; usually women.  And the belly-barers: always wobbly; usually men; and roasted like a red pepper at a barbeque.  Actually, that goes a long way to explaining why the complainers are usually women.

To celebrate the advent of summer – long may it reign; please don’t let it rain –  and summer whiners, I dug out a couple of senryu for you:


Thought about writing
a senryu, then  I just
couldn’t be bothered.


Dog Day Afternoon

Spring day; a walk in
the park: the triumph of hope
over effluence.

9 Responses to “It’s Warm At Last!”

  1. Marie May 22, 2010 at 15:19 #

    These are great! You always make me laugh.


    • tillybud May 22, 2010 at 17:01 #

      I aim to please (really). 🙂


  2. flo May 22, 2010 at 16:33 #

    Thought about reading
    your senryu, but I just
    couldn’t be bothered.



    • tillybud May 22, 2010 at 17:00 #

      LOL! Love it. 🙂


  3. vivinfrance May 22, 2010 at 16:46 #

    Great fun, specially Apathy. Apathetic is much more restful than my recent frenzied activity.


    • tillybud May 22, 2010 at 17:00 #

      Thanks Viv. Take it easy!


  4. slpmartin May 22, 2010 at 18:05 #

    These were a joy to read and I did especially like the one called Apathy…I’d say more but…. 😉


    • tillybud May 22, 2010 at 20:55 #

      LOL 🙂 Thanks


  5. flo May 23, 2010 at 16:30 #

    More poems on apathy please…if you can be bothered!
    Oh this could go on for weeks…


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