April’s here, and the fools are out to play. In case you all missed the fun of April Fools yesterday (and I must admit, I wasn’t seeing any great internet trolls occuring yesterday–for shame, internetz), I thought it only good and right today to begin the week and smack our quotes about with a few more comical bits of wisdom…
“Let us be thankful for the fools. But for them the rest of us could not succeed.”
“A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.”
“Suppose the world were only one of God’s jokes, would you work any the less to make it a good joke instead of a bad one?”
~George Bernard Shaw
In honor of the now fully arrived Spring here in Michigan (70s in April? This is a miracle for us), a poem about this beautiful season. I can only hope everyone around me is enjoying the day as well, given all the booze that’s already starting to flow. Final Four Championship today–this place shall be a madhouse. Nevertheless, I give my obligatory shout-out to my fellow Spartans: Go Green!
Anyhow, this poem was composed back in High School, during one of my major poetry bouts:
Look now the snow is fading,
The grape vines now are creeping
And the frogs once more are leaping.
Flowers reach out for the light-
They had put up quite a fight,
Surviving all the winter fright!
Watch the little children playing-
Lovers on the green grass laying
Death’s dark power now decaying.
The sun’s bright light is beaming,
And the choirs take up singing,
As the Poets start their dreaming-
Dreaming of the days long past-
Spring is here at last!