Quoting Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 American Standard Version (ASV) She asked us to take two lines from the complete verse and work them into our poem, either literally, or as a prompt.
I chose: " a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together"
Here is the complete verse
For everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; a time to seek, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; a time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; a time to love, and a time to hate; a time for war, and a time for peace.
It is March and high season in Southwest Florida. The temperatures are in the low 80s, the sun is getting hot and the beaches are packed. We are invaded on a daily basis by thousands of visitors from the northern US and Canada who are tired of digging themselves out of snowdrifts and would prefer to wear a swimsuit rather than a sweater.
We share our seaside home with tourists from just about everywhere, including overseas. Every parking lot will be full. You will have to wait over an hour at a restaurant without a reservation. The roads are busy and no one knows where they are going. Oh yes, did I mention Spring Break!
We refrain from swearing and remember it will soon be May and all the snowbirds would have flown. At least until October and then they start to come back again!
March madness is here The return of the snowbirds Time to hibernate