Friday, December 5, 2014

Christmas Decorations

Most years I go more or less all out on Christmas decorations in my living room. But this year, I have the world's most inconsiderate neighbors, 4/5 of a frankly mediocre PhD, a fantasy hockey team that keeps running up against mediocre goaltenders having fabulously hot weeks (hi, Marc-Andre Fleury!), and severe liver problems (probably). So I'm tired, and I opted for the "put up Christmas decorations on top of/in front of normal decorations" approach. Little touches, in fact. Plus twinkle lights. It actually came out rather well:

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Winter Trees By William Carlos Williams

All the complicated details
of the attiring and
the disattiring are completed!
A liquid moon
moves gently among
the long branches.
Thus having prepared their buds
against a sure winter
the wise trees
stand sleeping in the cold.