March’s Madness

From seventy
to six inches
Spring’s preview the
Winter pinches
Being inclined
to change their mind
is her nature

Words and images © Stephen W. Buchanan 2022

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Rude weather last weekend with a 40 degree (fahrenheit) drop in one day, and then six inches of snow and ice. Going from short sleeves to shoveling snow. Ah, March. One of my cats wanted to go out on the deck, so we let him. He enjoyed it too fast for pictures. 😸

Blended Irish

Old traditions
don’t fall from grace
Inhibitions
though, lose their place
in Celtic stocks
mixed with punk rock’s
resounding sound

© Stephen W. Buchanan 2022

Fiddle” image by Barbara A Lane courtesy of pixabay.

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Because I made you want to hear some, how about some Irish punk rock for Saint Patrick’s Day? Slaintѐ!

The Pogues – If I Should Fall From Grace With God

Flogging Molly – Don’t Shut ‘Em Down

The Waterboys – The Whole of the Moon

Dropkick Murphys – Going Out In Style

The Young Dubliners – Oo La La

Ça Fait Rien

Bayou boogie
to the sound of
“Come here, it’s me. 
It’s you I love”
Bon ton roulet
with Beausoleil
Mardi Gras glee

© Stephen W. Buchanan 2022

Image courtesy of Beausoleil’s Facebook page

The song “It’s You I Love” by Beausoleil is one of my favorites from the famous Cajun band.

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