Dressing for Seasons.

Walking down the path,

Off to get my paper,

A lady came towards me,

As we passed

Good Mornings were exchanged.

She was dressed for winter,

Stout shoes,

Thick trousers,

Fur lined coat

With fur round her head

Almost covering her face.

There was me,

Normal shoes,

Normal trousers,

Short sleeved shirt,

Dressed in my normality.

I wonder,

Wonder which of us,

Which of us is mad.


  • orchidee

    Doh! I feel like giving (or lending) folk me coat, fi I see them without one in 'real' Winter. But then I won't have a coat!
    Well, Jesus said 'He who has two coats, let him give to him who has none'. I don't have two coats on me at the time though.
    There's self-denial in Lent, and all year, but He didn't say go mad, be all ascetic, etc.

    • Goldfinch60

      Thanks Orchi, if I were to do self denial and not wear my shirt I could get arrested.

      • orchidee

        There's an anniversary I'm not going to. In Sebaste, Armenia, in March 320AD (so nearly 1700 years ago), 40 were martyred by freezing to death naked all night. One was 'tempted' to choose a hot bath instead - but he perished too, from the shock of moving from cold to hot. Erm, that would be me maybe! Brrrrr! You going to that anniversary in your shirt-sleeves?

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      • Michael Edwards

        Not sure about being mad - each of us are individual. As for short sleeved shirts (as we have discussed before) there is only a short window at the very height of summer when I would resort to short sleeves. At the moment it is still, for me, winter coat weather. All that aside this is yet another great observational write of yours Andy and demonstrates how we are all members of a single animal specie and yet we vary so much.

        • Goldfinch60

          Very true Michael. It would be a boring world if we were all the same, our differences makes for interesting times and observations.

        • Poetic Dan

          That's was one amazing peace of music to go with the glorious sun shine and crazy song wind!
          I'm not sure what I'll put on but I'm definitely mad!

          • Goldfinch60

            Thanks Dan, I believe we are all mad in our own individual ways.

            As for the music, as ai said "Epic Symphony Rock" will need some serious investigation.

          • ANGELA & BRIAN

            Thanks for carin' & sharin' UNCLE ANDY ! Love IRON MAIDEN : Mega awesome ! Winter (June July August !) in NZ was very never below 10C (50F) in midday ! Sailing in the BAY every weekend ! So perhaps Seasonal Clothing is also climate dependent. However in South Africa in MIDWINTER (JULY) the Ladies of Colour (PC !) where all muffled up : while Brian & I were swimming in the Sea ! The hotel POOL was drained for Winter. To each his own : AMEN !
            Have a nice Day : Sunday Love to you BOTH :
            ANGELA & BRIAN 🧡🧡🧡🧡🧡

            • Goldfinch60

              Thank you A and B, yes I can understand those from warmer climes being cold, our Minister is from South India and he is never warm. But surely by now the residents of the UK should be able to cope.
              Have a great day.


            • Neville

              Ah' but it takes all sorts.. even liquorice ones............ a fine example of an observational poem & a fine tune to accompany it....

              • Goldfinch60

                Mine are the black and white striped ones if you are offering.
                Thank you Neville.

                • Neville

                  you can have em....

                • Fay Slimm.

                  Glorious music -- symphonic rock is very exciting - - thanks too for the interesting verse Goldy - - some people are hot bloodied and some are not - at least it appears that way.

                  • Goldfinch60

                    Thank you Fay, it takes all sorts in our wonderful world.

                  • Joe Dawson

                    Hello G, No need to scold yourself on this count, only this morning as wet snow fell heavily were I live (up north) I donned my usual short sleeved shirt, blue jeans and summer shoes wondering as I did so why with everyone around me buttoned up for Britain I still felt the need to feel the cold air and the chill of a early March blast. All a matter of taste and style I think. Mad? Not a bit of it. Brave? Yes. Good read, thoroughly enjoyed it. Joe

                    • Goldfinch60

                      Thank you Joe, I thought I saw the odd snowflake in the rain this afternoon but it did not come to anything.

                    • FineB

                      Hello Goldfinch60,

                      Good poem.

                      I just wish Winter would properly end so that I can wear nicer Spring wear.

                      Keep writing FineB!

                      • Goldfinch60

                        My type of clothing is much the same all year round. Thank you for your kind words.

                      • Suresh

                        To each their own

                        • Goldfinch60

                          I would have it no other way Suresh.

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