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Turkey Tracks:  January 17, 2014


Winter in Maine

A Poem


Friend and fellow quilter Barb Melchiskey sent me this poem last week.

I chuckled, of course.

You might, too.


It’s winter in Maine

And the gentle breezes blow.

Seventy miles an hour

At thirty-five below.

Oh how I love Maine

When the snow’s up to your butt

You take a breath of winter air

and your nose gets frozen shut.

Yes, weather here is wonderful

So I guess I’ll hang around

I could never leave Maine

‘Cause I’m frozen to the ground.

When I asked Barb who wrote it, she confessed her niece sent it to her.

Here’s Barb’s nieces reply to Barb’s query about authorship:


Hi Aunt Barb,

I got it from the Facebook.  It has no attribution, but it was initially posted by a woman named Bambi Trawn Boucher.  It has been around FB for a few years.

Doing some research, it seems to be a poem called “Winter in Canada,” also unknown author.  Maine has been switched in for Canada.

So…your friend probably would want source both!!

Glad you liked it”

Written by louisaenright

January 17, 2014 at 4:01 pm

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