Skip to comments.Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... March, 2014
Posted on 03/01/2014 11:43:41 AM PST by JustAmy
July, 2005, Closing Thread
(Sept 26, 2008)
June & July, 2013
August & September, 2013
"Pouring ketchup from the bottle, "None'll come, and then a lot'll."
-- Ogden Nash
Uh, oh. I screwed up. That couplet can't POSSIBLY be a poem because A) it rhymes and B) its metric structure is consistent.
What lovely china and flowers! Thanks, Amy!
"Coffee is a market
"That reacts to freeze and drought.
"You buy it big, and then it falls,
"And the broker sells you out."
"You say you'll sit through all the drop
"And bounce back from the crash.
"But every second-grader knows
"That liquids only splash."
"And here is the rhyme
"Brokers cite all the time."
"'Oh, the mar-ket's not too good today
" Your cof-fee's lookin' bleak.
" But if you pad-dle hard enough,
" You won't be up the creek.
" Stick with the trade, it's gotta turn,
" Do not give up the ghost!
" But, we'll need another 50 grand,
" Or else your ass is toast.' "
-- SAJ, 1973
Written as part of an initiation to the futures industry conducted by the brokers of the largest retail futures company in the US at the time
Happy March, Amy!
Windy up here today and it looks like no rain. If the rain starts again I’m gonna have drain some water from the pool.
Read: Exodus 3:1-12
There was a magnificent sunrise this morning, but I was too busy to enjoy it. I turned away and became preoccupied with other things. I thought about that sunrise a few moments ago, and I realize I lost an opportunity for worship this morning.
In the midst of the busyness and stresses of our days, there are patches of beauty all around us, glimpses of Gods goodness that we catch here and there along the way. These are the places in the walls of the universe where heaven is breaking throughif only we will take the time to stop and to reflect upon Gods love for us.
What if Moses had taken only a fleeting glance at the bush that was burning but was not consumed? (Ex. 3:2). What if he had ignored it and hurried on to other things? (He had those sheep to take care of, you know, and important work to do.) He would have missed an epic, life-changing encounter with the living God (vv.4-12).
Sometimes in life we must hurry. But overall, life should be less hurrying and more noticing. Life is the present. Life is being aware; it is seeing Gods love breaking through. It is turning aside to the miracle of something like a sunrise. Something transitory, yet symbolic of the eternity that awaits us.
Thanks for reposting ODB, Rus.
I wasn’t sure if I could get a new thread up before we leave for a basketball game later. LOL
Have a great day!
Good afternoon, DD.
We have wind and clouds. Also, had a few sprinkles earlier. Yesterday, we had 3/4” of rain. The ground was so dry, all of the puddles disappeared pretty fast.
It was so good to get the good rain but we sure needed some in December and January. At least there is some water in the canals.
Since March came in like a lion (hmmm .. I guess February went out like a lion), I wonder if the EOM will be a lamb or a lion. There was a man working in the fields about 2 miles from us that was hit by lightning yesterday. Crazy weather.
Have a great Caturday and a Blessed Weekend.
Oh that is perfect. Since Jr is online looking at different options, I shared this with him and he got a big laugh.
Thank you for sharing your talent with us.
Have a beautiful day.
Hi everyone...I hope you are having a wonderful Saturday!
No problem at all, I looked earlier but had to run to host a radio show and discover this one when I got back home.
Hi there! Having a Saturday off..which is a treat! Hope you and Lin-dah have a wonderful weekend!
Hi LUV W!
I had today off too...I barely knew what to do with myself! LOL!