Friday, March 23, 2012

Climate Change and the Canadian Virgin

"The first day of spring was once the time

for taking the young virgins into the fields,

there in dalliance to set an example in fertility

for nature to follow.

Now we just set the clocks an hour ahead

and change the oil in the crankcase."

E.B. White, "Hot Weather," One Man's Meat, 1944

I suppose someone might think that E.B. White was right.

I mean

yesterday, Flynn and I did not see even one

virgin dallying about in a mid-March field.

But then again why would they?


Why should they dally

in muddy March fields

when they can dally on a sunny 26° beach

on the sandy shores of Lake Ontario.

Photo taken March 21st.


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