Cabin Fever Mutterings From Sandwich Notch NH

24 Feb

Spring Will Be Early This Year


My young friend in her late 50’s, is experiencing hot flashes.

I, on the other hand, in my 70’s am cold all the time;

often checking to see if I’m dead as sunlight passes.


This winter has been a very cold one.

We have to flip to see who controls the thermostat.

Warm, if I’m the winner—an evening well done and that’s that.


Loser, I have to wear hand warmers, two sweaters,

a 100% wool lap blanket and a hat.

Or, as previously noted


—she sits on the porch,

Oblivious of accelerating spring flowers.


Ain’t love grand?

Unable to figure it out

But we always accept

It’s beautiful and mysterious whereabouts.



Posted by on February 24, 2018 in Getting Old, Humor, Love, New Hampshire, Poetry, Zen


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19 responses to “Cabin Fever Mutterings From Sandwich Notch NH

  1. Rosemary Nissen-Wade

    February 27, 2018 at 9:56 am

    Indeed, how true.

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  2. totomai

    February 26, 2018 at 12:14 pm

    This is sweet, ZQ. I especially liked the first stanza. Must be a challenge to the losing side 🙂

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  3. Myrna Rosa

    February 26, 2018 at 11:41 am

    This is so clever, fun, true. Loved it.

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  4. thotpurge

    February 26, 2018 at 10:32 am

    Oblivious of accelerating spring flowers… i simply love that line… fabulous! Enjoyed this poem so much!

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    February 26, 2018 at 10:08 am

    This made me smile. I like the rhythmic beat and also could relate.

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  6. annell4

    February 26, 2018 at 9:49 am

    You ask, ” if love is grand!” My answer is that it is the only way. And if you have it in your life you are lucky. If not give what you have away, and it will be returned.

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  7. Mary

    February 26, 2018 at 9:30 am

    Ah, I like to be warm too. Warm sweaters for me too. Yesterday I saw people outside in shorts…don’t understand this, as it is below freezing. Stay warm, and know that spring is on the horizon!

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  8. dsnake1

    February 26, 2018 at 8:46 am

    you probably let her win some of the time. 🙂

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  9. Cressida

    February 26, 2018 at 6:48 am

    Men and women are invariably thermically incompatible. Extra sweaters etc are a good compromise.

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  10. oldegg

    February 26, 2018 at 5:04 am

    One the the little excitements of marriage is living with and loving someone you can disagree with and still accept their differences and foibles. Luckily we both coincided with the seasons but sadly not on one or two other fads but that was OK.

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  11. Sherry Marr

    February 25, 2018 at 10:26 pm

    Lol, i love the description of your attire. Had to grin at your checking yourself to make sure you’re alive. Stay warm, spring will soon be here.

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  12. willow88switches

    February 25, 2018 at 4:08 pm

    the ever-lasting never basking hot/cold dance …. perhaps that’s one of the great mysteries solved – always far easier to add layers as once you’ve gotten to skin, what is left to uncover? 😅

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  13. Neeraj Khanka

    February 25, 2018 at 3:54 pm

    Love is indeed grand….and hard to decipher it’s mysterious whereabouts…..Loved it !

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  14. Beverly Crawford

    February 25, 2018 at 3:29 pm

    This made me smile. It depicts an age-old dilemma, which you seem to have solved quite well!

    Liked by 1 person

  15. sanaarizvi

    February 25, 2018 at 3:28 pm

    Love this!💖 Your poem gives me a much desired glimpse into winter (which I miss as I live near the equator) Happy Sunday! 😊

    Liked by 1 person

  16. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)

    February 25, 2018 at 3:11 pm

    I think an extra sweater is worth it to save the peace (and the love)

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  17. gillena

    February 25, 2018 at 2:10 pm

    I’ll say “love is grand”.
    Happy Sunday ZQ


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  18. Donna@LivingFromHappiness

    February 25, 2018 at 1:52 pm

    My goodness I can relate as well….but not surprisingly I win or go outside. Love it colder but how long that will last we shall see.

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  19. richard

    February 24, 2018 at 10:40 pm

    oh, my.I can relate to this one. and, she always wins. always. conspiracy, methinks, but me cannot prove it.



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