Sunday, October 28, 2007

october winds

"the october winds lament around the castle of dromore,
yet peace is in her lofty halls, my loving treasure store,
though autumn leaves may droop and die, a bud of spring are you,
sing hush a bye loo la lool, low la, sing hush a bye loo la loo..."

i woke up late...relatively speaking. the sky was still dark but the clock said 6:00. the first thing i heard was the sound of the wind in the pines, and the words of the irish lullabye, october winds, ran through my head. winter is coming, i thought.. soon, soon...

my task today will be to stay focused on all the odds and ends of things i need and other people want me to do. libby wants to go shopping, my gramma wants a visit. dust-bunnies lurk in the corners of the closet in the bedroom where i need to get serious about switching the clothes around, apples for apple crisp are begging on the washboard. i'd like to give all the gardens one more weeding and i might as well take advantage fo the weather and plant some bulbs. im hoping brad will come over and get the furniture for baby jake.

i used to sing that lullabye to all my babies. someday soon.. i'll sing it to him...

"take time to thrive, my ray of hope, in the gardens of dromore,
take heed, young eaglet, til thy wings are feathered fit to soar,
a little rest, for then this world is full of work to do,
sing hushabye loo la loo low la... sing hushabye loo la loo."

and furthermore, the war must end.

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