Why is it so cold at Christmas?


The ice goddess Shiva

Creeps slowly across the town

Stalks through the semi-sphere

in her moonlit gown

She spreads a thin duvet of frost

On a surface that’s now lost

She makes not a sound

Stealth’s silently across the half lit ground

Evolving and creeping

like thick blood weeping

weaving back and forth

Jerking slow in thick lotion

like a tidal surge in slow motion

As if the land was covered

in a wizard’s potion

Waving her hands

Across the lands

Scattering cold glass mixed with

florescent white sands

Trees heavy with frozen dew

Bend forward like parishioners

Kneeling on old church pews

Telegraph poles like staligmites

Stand fast like rods of molten ice

Pylons crackle yellow and blue

Spitting their discharges at me and you

The moon’s aurora

Beckons to Shiva

To help light up this icy fever

The night light reflects

the ice laden maiden

As she weaves forth

her vast intoxication

Drunk with madness

The rivers ices over

Stars in the sky seem to shine

super nova

Later Helios rises

Moves gently over the curve

His beams start to break

The cold-war starts to turn

Shiva is sucked back

Into the atmospheric plume

Rising slowly upwards

Like a helium filled balloon

The day is restored

But for this non-accord

The gods Shiva and Helios

create this discord

This constant battle

Between ice and sun

Means that there will always be

This oxymoron

Tony WCM serving the Charente and Dordogne Borders

"...now I am become Death [Shiva], the destroyer of worlds..."

Physicist Robert Oppenheimer
Supervising Scientist Manhattan Project

on 16 July 1945 at 0529 HRS, in the Jornada del Muerto desert near  the Trinity site in the White Sands Missile Range. ...quoting from the Bhagavad-Gita upon witnessing first atomic detonation by mankind.

You mean there really is a Santa?

Seems my research was not thorough enough.

Yes but that's just a cobbled up piece of "mythology" written for homework. Many Hindus would advise against messing with Shiva. He's got a very bad temper.



Have a happy warm Christmas


Shiver my timbers but Shiva's a bloke! Even got a wife called Parvati. Shiva is descibed as being as fair as the sight of a snow covered mountain but that's as far as the iciness goes. I'll go and sit in Pedant's Corner and wish you a Merry Christmas.

you mean to say that the tooth fairy is not real..?

Bugger! That's another illusion shattered. I've only just found out the tooth fairy doesn't exist & now this. There's only so much a bloke can take :-(

Hi Vic

This may be a shock but there is no such thing as Santa........

Thanks for your kind words.

From one Philistine to another

Happy Christmas

WHAT??? And there was me thinking it was cold so that we would have snow & Santa's sled runners would ... slide;-) Happy crimble! 'scuse this philistine!