Kelly Kurt

Gold Star - 193,815 Points (1/14/1958 / Cedar Rapids Iowa)

The Ides Of March - Poem by Kelly Kurt

One hundred fifty-four days
That’s how long it’s been
One hundred fifty-four days
It may seem silly to a Texan
Or a Floridian
But it has been one hundred fifty-four days
Since it has been seventy degrees
I have lived in the upper Midwest for six decades
Every year I count the days between the last
And the first
Seventy degree day
This year, it was one hundred fifty-four days
A little better than average
Though piles of snow remain
Beware the Ides of March
Yes, it will be seventy today
Don’t let that spoil you
Snow will most likely fall again
Before the next
Seventy degree day

Topic(s) of this poem: hope, life, love, memory, nature, time, weather

Form: Prose Poem


Comments about The Ides Of March by Kelly Kurt

  • Rebecca Navarre (10/10/2016 11:27:00 PM)


    Oh, WOW! ! ! Wonderfully written! ! ! Wonderful Poem! ! ! By a Wonderful Poet! ! ! Thank You so Much for Sharing! ! ! 10+++++++++++++ (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (10/11/2016 1:42:00 AM)

    Thank you, Rebecca. I can't begin to tell you how timely your encouraging words are.

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  • Cathy Smith (10/27/2015 11:34:00 AM)


    truly nice. you should publish on Kindle at least. i mean, wow, you could charge.99 and still make money. just make sure your poems are all done on an Epub program or better, Word and completely flush with the left margin, using nice bold typeface for the titles. poetry can come out looking like spaghetti sauce on Kindle and Nook. (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (10/27/2015 3:21:00 PM)

    Thanks, Cathy. I would like to get my poetry published

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, March 14, 2015

Poem Edited: Monday, April 20, 2015


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