Thursday, June 29, 2006


It doesn’t hurt so bad
I bought some nicer ties
Got cooler today when it rained
Remembering a wind swept summer
I just wanted to say that


iamnasra said...

Hey there hope all is going well with you..Just a heartfelt thank you for your words of inspiration on Gulnaz

I was touched

Queen Neetee said...

It's as hot as Hell here, but yet so cool to just say

Russell Ragsdale said...

Thanks Nasra! Things are fine, considering I'll be teaching all summer without a break and tomorrow is the first day of the intensive summer sessions! Ah, the life at the university goes on! Thanks for the kind words! Gulnaz is wonderful and I miss her very much!

Russell Ragsdale said...

Thanks Queenie! It is really wonderful to hear from you! I keep checking your blog and I am definately waiting in your welfare line for an artistic stipend to live a little while on. I'm surviving from creation to creation. Thanks for visiting the hopelessly addicted.

rch said...

Hello Russell, we've had a little too much rain here but hopefully the rest of the season will be nice. Very welcoming entry for the carnival, hope you have a fantastic summer!! Take care,


Russell Ragsdale said...

Hi Bob, I hope rising waters (aka Flood Waters) aren't causing any trouble out your way. What an awesome and huge disaster the tsunami caused, my heart cried out at that time too. Great to hear from you!

Pat Paulk said...

Russell, you can keep the ties, send me some RAIN and cooler temps! Glad you said that!!

Russell Ragsdale said...

Thanks Pat! Hope you had a great 4th. It's cloudy and cool here this morning but by this afternoon my classrooms will be hot and sultry. Air conditioning is becoming an issue for students who don't want to take a nap in class (and lecturers too).

arch.memory said...

I love how delicate and whimsical this is. I hope you'll be sending a link for next week's Carnival (I'll be hosting).

Russell Ragsdale said...

Thanks Ashraf, I'd be delighted. And thanks for honoring my little poem with your kind and perceptive words!

Sue hardy-Dawson said...

Bittersweet beautiful

Russell Ragsdale said...

They seem inextricably intertwined dear Sue.