Such a hullabaloo in the Northern forest!
Spring Seed Boy fell in love with young Snow Maiden.
Oh, it’s forbidden, don’t you know!
The Winter Queen, in her fury, locked Spring Seed Boy in a shed behind the six-foot snow bank.
Spring Seed Boy cries and it rains. Young Snow Maiden weeps and it snows. The Winter Queen gripes and it snows some more.
The Sun King tried, yes he tried, to negotiate a truce. He shined his hardest, but to no avail.
The Mourning Doves in the bird feeder mourn. The poor robins, just in from the sunny south, look in vain for worms beneath the endless white snow. The bear refuse to leave hibernation. The trees refuse to leaf. The ice on the lake refuses to melt.
It’s a hullabaloo, a great feud, and we innocent bystanders are caught in the hysterics. Yesterday it snowed all day. On April 19th, mind you! Locals are swooning with the indignity of it all. School had to be dismissed early–again. You couldn’t see fifty feet in front of you, I swear it, when Aunty Blizzard added her support to the Winter Queen’s edict.
OK, the old-time Forest folk remember a similar event. Back in Year So-and-So Spring Rain Shower fell in love with one of the Snow Boys, and, hey, white stuff fell from the sky on the 4th of July!
We’re not sure how this hullabaloo will end. We’re hoping someone comes to their senses. Please, will someone come to their senses?
Change is required. It needs to stop snowing–now.
*This story was brought to you–in part–by the Weekly Photo Challenge at WordPress. It was called Change. I would say this post qualifies.