*Published daily in 2011

January

1/1  some weather we’re having

1/2  visibility low

1/3  expect rapid fluctuations

1/4  partly cloudy with a chance of sun

1/5  partly sunny with a chance of clouds

1/6  clear

1/7  steady

1/8  watch

1/9  warning

1/10  advisory

1/11  alert

1/12  flurry

1/13  flakes

1/14  rime

1/15  snow day

1/16  wintry mix

1/17  fine particles

1/18  eddies

1/19  high pressure

1/20  turbulence

1/21  tempest

1/22  maelstrom

1/23  still

1/24  thaw

1/25  dense fog

1/26  local

1/27  scattered

1/28  50% chance of precipitation

1/29  100% chance of weather

1/30  100% chance of 50% chances

1/31  record set

February

2/1  it’s dreamy weather we’re on

you waved your crooked wand

~ Tom Waits, “Alice”

2/2  this strange old sunshine beats me senseless

~ Kristin Hersh, “A Cleaner Light”

2/3  bright and hollow sky

over the city’s ripped backsides

~ Iggy Pop, “The Passenger”

2/4  cloud shadow on the mountain

cloud shadow on the plains

~ Wolf Parade, “Cloud Shadow on the Mountain”

2/5  sky was a bread roll

soaking in a milk-bowl

~ Joanna Newsom, “Only Skin”

2/6  the rain falls hard on a humdrum town

~ The Smiths, “William, It Was Really Nothing”

2/7  the clouds come round again

nothing’s changed

~ Slowdive, “Country Rain”

2/8  sky bends

the moon’s dress slung low

slung low

~ TV on the Radio, “Stork & Owl”

2/9  can’t you see the poison moon?

it’s calling to you

~ Mary Timony, “Poison Moon”

2/10 she said: my sails are flapping in the wind

~ Sunset Rubdown, “The Taming of the Hands that Came Back to Life”

2/11 returned to sister winter

~ Sufjan Stevens, “Sister Winter”

2/12 all the girls here are freezing cold

~ Tori Amos, “Cloud on My Tongue”

2/13 the wrath has finally taken form

~ Joni Mitchell, “Slouching Towards Bethlehem”

2/14 oh such a perfect day

you just keep me hanging on

~ Lou Reed, “Perfect Day”

2/15 same as it ever was

~ Talking Heads, “Once in a Lifetime”

2/16 no alarms and no surprises

~ Radiohead, “No Surprises”

2/17 an indisguisable shade of twilight

~ Gillian Welch, “I Dream a Highway”

2/18 the moon is a lightbulb breaking

~ Elliott Smith, “St. Ides Heaven”

2/19 fluorescent and starry

~ R.E.M., “E-Bow the Letter”

2/20 ready to shape the scheme of things

~ David Bowie, “Word on a Wing”

2/21 the great winds of the planet spiral in

~ John Cale & Brian Eno, “Spinning Away”

2/22 I sense you in the trees

surrounded everyday

~ A Place to Bury Strangers, “The Falling Sun”

2/23 the sky darkened on time

~ Elvis Costello, “All This Useless Beauty”

2/24 daylight licked me into shape

~ The Cure, “Just Like Heaven”

2/25 don’t let the skyline fool you

~ Matt Duncan, “Beacon”

2/26 blue you radiant blue

~ Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, “In this Home on Ice”

2/27 not forever

just for now

~ Uncle Tupelo, “Whiskey Bottle”

2/28 all the clouds turn to words

~ Brian Eno, “Sky Saw”

March

3/1  Winds!

lean, serious as a virgin,

seeking, seeking the flowers of March

~ William Carlos Williams, “March”

3/2  We’re strangers, spring wind and I.

Why is it here, slipping inside my gauze

bed-curtains?

~ Li Bai, “Spring Thoughts” (trans: David Hinton)

3/3  And why is the sky dressed

so early in its mists?

~ Pablo Neruda, “Book of Questions, LVIII” (trans: William O’Daly)

3/4  In spring rain

a pretty girl

yawning

~ Kobayashi Issa, “In spring rain” (trans: Robert Hass)

3/5  the dull thud of doom

~ Maurice Manning, “Moment of Self-Effacement”

3/6  The wild and wavy event

Now chintz at the window

~ Lorine Niedecker, “Untitled (The wild and wavy event)”

3/7  daylight lays its sameness on the wall

~ Sylvia Plath, “The Stones”

3/8  make room

for another experiment in materials

~ Jennifer Kronovet, “I Talk to Another More Than Myself”

3/9  First the air is blue and then

it is bluer and then green and then

black

~ Adrienne Rich, “Diving into the Wreck”

3/10 we don’t mind

or notice any more that the sky is green,

a parrot one

~ John Ashbery, “Daffy Duck in Hollywood”

3/11 The sky (Wait here)

is so much glass

passing over

~ Graham Foust, “Planetarium”

3/12 There was a sunlit absence.

~ Seamus Heaney, “Sunlight”

3/13 Each one other

is having different weather

~ Gwendolyn Brooks, “Boy Breaking Glass”

3/14 at the end of the sky

I weep for distant places

~ Du Fu, “Viewing the Plain” (trans: Mark Alexander)

3/15 The wind moves like a cripple

among the leaves

And repeats words without meaning.

~ Wallace Stevens, “The Motive for Metaphor”

3/16 An artificial wilderness

And a sky like lead

~ W.H. Auden, “The Shield of Achilles”

3/17 It happens like this: a kind of languor

~ Anna Akhmatova, “Secrets of the Craft”

3/18 A gust inside the god.  A wind.

~ Rainer Maria Rilke, “The Sonnets to Orpheus: I,3″ (trans: Stephen Mitchell)

3/19 the air is full of the shudders of things that

flee

~ Charles Baudelaire, “Le Crepuscule du Matin” (trans: William Aggeler)

3/20 all the world waking from its winter dream

~ James Merrill, “The World and the Child”

3/21 the world held

and rivering, a gleam

awakened and doubled

~ Mark Doty, “Description”

3/22 high and preposterous and separate

~ Philip Larkin, “Sad Steps”

3/23 All this foolishness

about moons and blossoms

~ Matsuo Basho, “All this foolishness” (trans: Robert Hass)

3/24 the common sky & sun,

or at night the moon & stars

~ Walt Whitman, “Beauty” (a series of comparisons)

3/25 Wind, flowers, and the day is aging

~ Xue Tao, “Spring Gazing” (trans: Tony Barnstone and Chou Ping)

3/26 skies of couple-colour as a brinded cow

~ Gerard Manley Hopkins, “Pied Beauty”

3/27 the hurricane of caution

~ Jennifer Chang, “Obedience, or the Lying Tale”

3/28 a torsion,

a cleavage, a stirring

~ Robert Pinsky, “Ode to Meaning”

3/29 for a moment I could feel the rhythm of

everything

~ Tyler Thompson, “Leslie Harrison Clem”

3/30 Below the incandescent stars

below the incandescent fruit,

the strange experience of beauty

~ Marianne Moore, “Marriage”

3/31 lighting one candle

with another candle

spring evening

~ Yosa Buson, “Lighting one candle” (trans: Robert Hass)

April

4/1  roars from both armies

struck the high clear skies,

the lightning world of Zeus

~ Homer, The Iliad (Book 13, trans: Robert Fagles)

4/2  Joseph A. says, laconically or reasonably:

“The temperature keeps on changing.”

~ Lydia Davis, “We Miss You: A Study of Get-Well Letters from a Class of Fourth-Graders”

4/3  The wind had blown open the shutters

along the gallery to make him feel rather

exposed.  He withdrew.

~ Murasaki Shikibu, The Tale of Genji (Ch. 28, trans: Edward G. Seidensticker)

4/4  Blow, winds, and crack your cheeks.

Rage, blow!

You cataracts and hurricanes, spout

Till you have drenched our steeples,

drowned the cocks.

You sulph’rous and thought-executing fires,

Vaunt-couriers of oak-cleaving

thunderbolts,

Singe my white head.

And thou, all-shaking thunder,

Strike flat the thick rotundity o’ th’ world.

~ William Shakespeare, King Lear (Act 3, Scene 2)

4/5  “Storm just bleeeew me away,”

Pennywise the Dancing Clown said.

“It blew the whole circus away.”

~ Stephen King, It (Part 1, Ch. 1)

4/6  from the bottom of a well,

you can see stars in the daylight

~ Haruki Murakami, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle (Book 2, Ch. 9)

4/7  “But I, watching the movement of the stars,

cannot picture to myself the rotation of the

earth and I am right in saying that the stars

move.”

~ Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina (Part 8, Ch. 19, trans: Louise and Aylmer Maude)

4/8  So nicely adjusted was the system, so

independent of meteorology, that the sky,

whether calm or cloudy, resembled a vast

kaleidoscope whereon the same patterns

periodically recurred.

~ E.M. Forster, “The Machine Stops”

4/9  though the sun was shining and the sky a

harsh blue, there seemed to be no colour

in anything, except the posters that were

plastered everywhere

~ George Orwell, 1984 (Part 1, Ch. 1)

4/10 (picnic, lightning)

~ Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita (Part 1, Ch. 2)

4/11 But it was unlike other lightning I had

encountered: being slower, more silent,

more regular.

~ Robert Aickman, “The Inner Room”

4/12 Thunder splits the rift

where the sun floods in.

~ David Mitchell, The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet (Ch. 26)

4/13 Outside it’s sunny. A regular day. A guy’s

changing his oil. The clouds are regular

clouds and the sun’s the regular sun.

~ George Saunders, “Sea Oak”

4/14 scudding wisps of cloud

~ Cao Xueqin, Dream of the Red Chamber (Ch. 5, trans: David Hawkes)

4/15 the sky is an unnatural cobalt and the

sunlight is thin but hard, even with the

ultraviolet filtered out

~ Maureen F. McHugh, China Mountain Zhang (Ch. “Homework”)

4/16 The cold grows, it grows, and your

Mother-eyes are growing, glowing. Soon

you will be alone with our children and the

warm will come again.

~ James Tiptree, Jr. “Love Is the Plan the Plan Is Death”

4/17 She felt it was strange that, even with her

eyes closed, she could see the blue light

in the sky.

~ Can Xue, “Blue Light in the Sky” (trans: Karen Gernant and Chen Zeping)

4/18 The moon shone down on everything with

that simplicity and serenity which no other

light possesses.

~ Franz Kafka, The Trial (Ch. 10: The End, trans: Willa and Edwin Muir)

4/19 The daylight above the motorway grew

brighter, an intense desert air.  The white

concrete became a curving bone.

~ J.G. Ballard, Crash (Ch. 21)

4/20 the color of television, tuned to a dead

channel

~ William Gibson, Neuromancer (Part 1: Chiba City Blues, Ch. 1)

4/21 The sky is unusually pale – the color of the

dust ruffle Mabel made for their bed.

~ Bobbie Ann Mason, “Shiloh”

4/22 an impalpable iridescence, supernatural

phenomena of many colours, in which

legends were depicted as on a shifting and

transitory window.

~ Marcel Proust, Remembrance of Things Past: Swann’s Way (“Overture”, trans: C.K. Scott Moncrieff and Terence Kilmartin)

4/23 But the stillness and brightness of the day

were as strange as the chaos and tumult

of night, with the trees standing there, and

the flowers standing there, looking before

them, looking up, yet beholding nothing,

eyeless, and so terrible.

~ Virginia Woolf, To the Lighthouse (Part 2: Time Passes, Ch. VII)

4/24 It is going to be a beautiful day.

~ Neil Gaiman, Sandman: Brief Lives (Ch. 1, 9)

4/25 toward the red demise of that day, toward

the evening lands and the distant

pandemonium of the sun

~ Cormac McCarthy, Blood Meridian (Ch. XIII)

4/26 the sun shines for you he said

~ James Joyce, Ulysses (Ch. 18: Penelope)

4/27 a wide sheath of sunlight, filled with dust

particles, slanted over her

~ Flannery O’Connor, “Good Country People”

4/28 “As long as the air is heavy and dense,” he

says, “we burrow tunnels through the air

like worms, but then the wind will come

along and erase where we have been.”

~ Kelly Link, “Travels with the Snow Queen”

4/29 Maybe I just felt like looking at all those flat

fields of nothing and the huge grey skies.

~ Kazuo Ishiguro, Never Let Me Go (Ch. 23)

4/30 unlimited but periodic

~ Jorge Luis Borges, “The Library of Babel” (trans: Andrew Hurley)

May

5/1  Neither from itself nor from another,

Nor from both,

Nor without a cause,

Does anything whatever, anywhere arise.

~ Nagarjuna, Mulamadhyanmakakarika (Ch. 1: Examination of Conditions, trans: Jay L. Garfield)

5/2  But one human being flaring up into

violence could open up a black hole, a

maelstrom that pulled in the sky.

~ Maxine Hong Kingston, “No Name Woman”

5/3  there prevailed in the air of these climates

some enervating influence which made

men think only of the present, careless of

the future

~ Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America (Ch. 1: Physical Configuration of North America, trans: George Lawrence)

5/4  supposing that as a result of ingenious

consideration an able meteorologist were

to discover that the lightning must always

strike the places A and B simultaneously

~ Albert Einstein, The Special Theory of Relativity (Ch. 8: On the Idea of Time in Physics)

5/5  the wind was blowing the cold rain in

squalls across the muddied lawns and

against the lighted windows of empty

classrooms

~ Joan Didion, “The White Album”

5/6  Lifting one’s head, one could see up there,

between the top branches of the trees,

a river of sky flowing.

~ Jules Renard, The Journals of Jules Renard (May 1894, trans: Louise Bogan and Elizabeth Roget)

5/7  familiar and comfortable but quite

impossible-to-define abstract patterns

~ Douglas Hofstadter, I Am a Strange Loop (Ch. 13)

5/8  There is commonly sufficient space about

us.  Our horizon is never quite at our

elbows.

~ Henry David Thoreau, “Solitude”

5/9  the sky divided into horizontal bands – a

heavy purple at the bottom, separated

from the upper band of light blue by a

band of rose and orange.  Even the darkest

band was translucent.

~ Arthur C. Danto, “Rothko and Beauty”

5/10 it happens that atoms composing clouds

and flying storm-clouds also come into this

sky of ours from outside the world

~ Lucretius, On the Nature of the Universe (Book 6)

5/11 The wind blows over the earth:

The image of Contemplation.

~ I Ching (20. Kuan/Contemplation, trans: Richard Wilhelm and Cary F. Baynes)

5/12 The Great Clod belches out breath and its

name is wind.  So long as it doesn’t come

forth, nothing happens.  But when it does,

then ten thousands hollows begin crying

wildly.  Can’t you hear them, long drawn

out?

~ Zhuang Zi, “Discussion on Making All Things Equal” (trans: Burton Watson)

5/13 mausolean disburgeon

~ William Davies King, Collections of Nothing (Ch. 5)

5/14 The sky snapped over the sun like a lens cover.

~ Annie Dillard, “Total Eclipse”

5/15 a cold, sea-sharp wash of relief

~ Adrienne Rich, “Women and Honor: Some Notes on Lying”

5/16 Rain can also spoil food supplies, wet

powder, soak bowstrings (making them

worthless until they dry) and destroy maps

and papers.  Most animals are

bad-tempered in the rain (-2 to

controllability).

~ Steve Jackson, GURPS (Generic Universal Roleplaying System, Basic Set, 3rd Edition)

5/17 The attainment of enlightenment is like the

moon reflected on the water.  The moon

does not get wet, and the surface of the

water is not broken.

~ Dogen, Shobogenzo (Ch. 4: Manifesting Suchness, trans: Norman Waddell and Masao Abe)

5/18 A front is pulling the huge sky over me,

and from the dark a hailstone has hit me

on the head.

~ Gretel Ehrlich, “The Solace of Open Spaces”

5/19 the storm that seemed in its fury, as it was

experienced, to sum up in itself all that a

storm can be

~ John Dewey, Art as Experience (Ch. 3: Having an Experience)

5/20 not transcendental or sublime but material

and concrete

~ Briony Fer, Vija Celmins (Focus: Night Sky #19 (1998))

5/21 It is night and one is expecting a visitor.

Suddenly one is startled by the sound of

rain-drops, which the wind blows against

the shutters.

~ Sei Shonagon, The Pillow Book (Ch. 16: Things That Make One’s Heart Beat Faster, trans: Ivan Morris)

5/22 Nature is a Haunted House

~ Emily Dickinson, letter to T.W. Higginson (1876)

5/23 The human environment has always been,

to some degree, artificial.

~ Rosalind Williams, Notes on the Underground (Ch 1: The Underground As a Vision of the Technological Future)

5/24 It is being dispersed in clouds of narrative

language elements

~ Jean-Francois Lyotard, The Postmodern Condition (Introduction)

5/25 The world’s been turned upside down.

~ Anne Frank, Diary (May 25th, 1944, trans: Susan Massotty)

5/26 Although we live in a hollow of the earth,

we assume that we are living on the

surface, and we call the air heaven, as

though it were the heaven through which

the stars move.

~ Plato, Phaedo (trans: Hugh Tredennick)

5/27 the sky stops being a ‘visual perception’, to

become my world of the moment

~ Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Phenomenology of Perception (Part 2, Ch. 1: Sense Experience, trans: Colin Smith)

5/28 Happening and have it as happening and

having it happen as happening and having

to have it happen as happening

~ Gertrude Stein, “As a Wife Has a Cow: A Love Story”

5/29 How much more evocative and pleasing it

is to think about the spring without stirring

from the house, to dream of the moonlit

night though we remain in our room!

~ Kenko, Essays in Idleness (Ch. 137, trans: Donald Keene)

5/30 It is sullen and grey if the party is

quarrelling among itself, bright and

springlike if everyone is happy.  It is also

very susceptible to MAGIC.

~ Diana Wynne Jones, The Tough Guide to Fantasyland (Section W)

5/31 churning out 3D graphics with ease

~ Jeremy Parish, Gamespite Quarterly 5 (Section 6: The Apocrypha of NES)

June

6/1  cornflower blue skies and stationary

clouds

~ Super Mario Bros. (World 1-1)

6/2  A cool tropical breeze at your back.

Interrupted.  Out of the blue.

~ Sonic the Hedgehog (Green Hill Zone)

6/3  clear sailing for your airship, above a tilted

planet

~ Final Fantasy IV

6/4  Scattered clouds, bloodstains on the

square.

~ Street Fighter II (Chun Li’s stage: China)

6/5  The Biosystems and weather control

systems suddenly became useless.

~ Phantasy Star II (text after defeating Mother Brain)

6/6  air full of riot

~ Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

6/7  Beware a rain of eggplants.

~ Kid Icarus

6/8  drowned world: light swells and false

choices

~ BioShock

6/9  Aching just to blow aside

~ Red Dead Redemption (lyrics to “Far Away” by Jose Gonzalez)

6/10 arcs up and over

a ribbon of sky

~ Halo: Combat Evolved

6/11 slow, orderly, alien precipitation

~ Space Invaders

6/12 a steady horizontal rain

~ Thunder Force III (the doubleshot)

6/13 Lumbering shapes on the horizon, august

and doomed.

~ Shadow of the Colossus

6/14 A light descends and I’m unpetrified.

~ ActRaiser

6/15 morning light from an upper window –

it’s finally over

~ Super Castlevania IV (‘death’ of Dracula)

6/16 curlicued winds, woken, still charming

~ The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker

6/17 Prankster Comet detected!

~ Super Mario Galaxy 2

6/18 In the rain or in the snow

I got the funky flow

but now I really gotta go

~ PaRappa the Rapper (lyrics to”Full Tank” (Bathroom Song))

6/19 wind to the north, west, south, west

~ The Legend of Zelda (The Lost Woods)

6/20 hazy, puffed-up clouds, prose

~ Braid

6/21 in thick 2D: textured but untouchable

~ Kirby’s Epic Yarn

6/22 cloudy with a chance of doom

~ World of Goo (intro text to Chapter 5-3: Weather Vane)

6/23 nublado, despiadado

~ Resident Evil 4

6/24 Calamity from the Skies

~ Final Fantasy VII (Jenova)

6/25 In your empire, there’s no time for the

daily, for ‘weather’.

~ Civilization series

6/26 thirteen floors of maze and spell between

you and the sky

~ Dungeon Master (the bottom)

6/27 No windows but many glass doors leading

to long, dim corridors, and the air was

slightly damp.

~ Metroid

6/28 artificial light and a roomful of recirculated

air

~ Portal 2

6/29 Metaphysical storms.  No problem.

Everything’s fine.

~ El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron

6/30 White petals falling up, and down.

Press the button.

~ Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater (killing The Boss)

July

7/1 red

7/2 faked

7/3 territorial

7/4 treasonous

7/5 lapsed

7/6 feckless

7/7 forgettable

7/8 localized

7/9 sublimated

7/10 precipitating

7/11 relevant

7/12 stark

7/13 glaring

7/14 arbitrary

7/15 rerun

7/16 systemic

7/17 undeniable

7/18 shitstorm

7/19 unwinking

7/20 metempsychotic

7/21 spottieottiedopaliscious

7/22 ephemeral

7/23 photoshopped

7/24 notwithstanding

7/25 here

7/26 unmoored

7/27 whether

7/28 subjunctive

7/29 palimpsest

7/30 worded

7/31 moot

August

8/1 sun + air

8/2 wind + wind

8/3 color + field

8/4 cloud + ontology

8/5 cumulus + home

8/6 chemicals + reactions

8/7 hysterical + useless

8/8 gods – guanxi

8/9 pattern – recognition

8/10 moon – pull

8/11 storm – affect

8/12 stupid – contagious

8/13 fog + quarantine

8/14 transition + transmission

8/15 empty + stranger + dwelling

8/16 ceiling + shadow + between

8/17 cloudless + pressure + passage

8/18 continuous + cling + rage

8/19 drivel + geometry + echo

8/20 space + time + soup

8/21 lightning + code + entelechy

8/22 monad + monad + monad + monad + monad + monad + monad + monad + monad +

monad + monad + monad + monad + monad + monad + monad + monad + monad +

monad + monad + monad + monad + monad + monad + monad + monad + monad +

monad + monad + monad + monad + monad + monad + monad + monad + monad +

monad + monad + monad + monad + monad + monad + monad + monad + monad +

monad + monad + monad + monad + monad + monad + monad + monad + monad +

monad + monad + monad + monad + monad + monad + monad + monad + monad +

monad + monad + monad + monad + monad + monad + monad + monad + monad

8/23 knowns + unknowns + combinations

8/24 perfect + bananafish

8/25 periphery + attrition

8/26 guerilla + monsoon

8/27 event + another

8/28 now + here

8/29 is + if

8/30 a + the

8/31 what + where + when – why

September

9/1  visibility: 2.0 miles

       (Chengdu, Sichuan ~ 2010)

9/2  dew point: 68°F

       (Mianyang, Sichuan ~ 2007)

9/3  average humidity: 65%

       (Iowa City, Iowa ~ 2003)

9/4  minimum humidity: 16%

       (Santa Fe, New Mexico ~ 2002)

9/5  maximum temperature: 91°F

       (Lexington, Kentucky ~ 1999)

9/6  maximum wind speed: 18 mph

       (Chicago, Illinois ~ 1995)

9/7  precipitation: 0.00 inches

       (Nicholasville, Kentucky ~ 1987)

9/8  mean sea level pressure: 30.13 inches

       (Lancaster, Kentucky ~ 1983)

9/9  snow depth: no data

       (Beijing, China ~ 1976)

9/10 conditions: clear

       (New York City ~ 1973)

9/11 eclipse: solar

       (15.6N 114.1W ~ 1969)

9/12 moon: waxing gibbous

       (Houston, Texas ~ 1962)

9/13 wind speed: 15 mph (south)

       (Waco, Texas ~ 1956)

9/14 begin civil twilight: 5:03 am CET

       (Berlin, Germany ~ 1930)

9/15 sunrise: 5:47 am KST

       (Pyongyang, Korea ~ 1894)

9/16 duration of daylight: 12 hours 37 minutes

       (Dublin, Ireland ~ 1893)

9/17 end civil twilight: 6:47 pm LMT

       (Sharpsburg, Maryland ~ 1862)

9/18 end nautical twilight: 7:21 LMT

       (San Cristobal Island ~ 1835)

9/19 at 3:15 pm: 75°F, rain

       (Monticello, Virginia ~ 1776)

9/20 dawn: rosy-fingered

       (Athens, Greece ~ 399 BCE)

9/21 wu wei

       (State of Chu in the late Spring and Autumn Period)

9/22 stabilized

       (Mesopotamia ~ 8000 BCE)

9/23 contemplated

       (Africa ~ 40,000 BCE)

9/24 a new star in the sky, temporarily

       (Yucatan Peninsula ~ 65,000,000 BCE)

9/25 oxygen catastrophe

       (Earth ~ 2,400,000,000 BCE)

9/26 bang

       (universe ~ beginning of time)

9/27 maximum entropy

       (universe ~ end of time)

9/28 variable

       (across the multiverse)

9/29 cold, dry, empty

       (a random point in space ~ a random point in time)

9/30 warm, wet, full

       (womb ~ 1976)

October

10/1 postpone the wedding

10/2 a perfect day for Erinyes

10/3 bad hair day – take precautions

10/4 wind in the trees, rumors of you

10/5 what are you waiting for?

10/6 senseless, still

10/7 you won’t remember later

10/8 someone said:

Onion skins very thin

Mild winter coming in;

Onion skins thick and tough

Coming winter cold and rough.

10/9 someone else said:

ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of

the sky; but can ye not discern the signs of

the times?

10/10 as above, so below;

as below, so above.

so they say.

10/11 Libra sun, Aries moon

The culmination of a long courtship

10/12 Venus in Scorpio

It’s all or nothing

10/13 Uranus still retrograde

Best day to wean animals or children

10/14 Gamma Cassiopeia never sets

Watch words with W

10/15 Mars leaving the Beehive Cluster

You don’t have to stay where you are

10/16 Tail of Cygnus the Swan directly above

The end to a friendship or romance

You choose

10/17 Auspicious conditions for:

Grand openings

Haircuts

Lawsuits

Brewing wine

10/18 Inauspicious conditions for:

Tailoring

Pest control

Sending a dowry

Consulting fortunetellers

10/19 a lull

a Rabbit year day

10/20 the lightning-struck Tower

earth above, sky below

10/21 the Hanged Man

surrender to the elements

10/22 the Fool

neither and otherwise

10/23 they say:

climate is what you expect;

weather is what you get.

10/24 dud

my favorite

10/25 you know where you are with

10/26 new moon

tide coming in

10/27 a mess of stars

10/28 that’s a satellite

not a star

10/29 could this be the one?

10/30 careful what you wish for

10/31 you cannot hide

it’s at the door

November

11/1 Supersaturated mental Fog blanketing the

entire State of Mind, unlikely to affect

residents of the Negative Zone.  Regular

multitaskers should proceed slowly and

with caution.

~ Daniel Lee (Lexington, Kentucky)

11/2 fuck this shit

~ David Austin (Lexington, Kentucky)

11/3 Cold rain.

Meanwhile, the leaves keep fluttering.

These are your astonishments.

~ Carrie Ann Welsh (Lexington, Kentucky)

11/4 The sunshine is back just in time for the

weekend and Breeders’ Cup.

~ Christie Dutton, Wave 3 TV (Louisville, Kentucky)

11/5 Clear Sky

2°C

Wind: 7 mph

Humidity: 59%

Pressure: N/A

Visibility: Very good

~ Luo Jiali (Sheffield, UK)

11/6 cloud ceiling low, visibility bad, mostly

foggy

~ He Jianping (Guanghan, Sichuan)

11/7 rowdy with a hint of pain

~ Janani Sreenivasan (Brooklyn, New York)

11/8 Darling! Today is November 8th, 2011.

I’m your Tuesday girl, Esse. Come on, baby!

(dances over cities and temperatures)

Do you love my new look?

I want to be…sexy for you.

Don’t forget, I’m your Tuesday girl, Esse.

Meow!

~ Weather Girls (Youtube)

11/9 it is an infectious grey pregnant with

deferred winter. we had a snow storm and

now we are sitting between many future

snow storms and the possibility of

springtime’s resurgence. it is, in a word,

uncanny.

~ Scott Combs (Queens, New York)

11/10 beautiful blue skies

high wispy clouds in the distance

golden sunshine

a slight breeze

seventy degrees Fahrenheit

twenty one Celsius

~ David Lynch (Los Angeles, California ~ November 10, 2009)

11/11 Wrong in all predictions

~ Henry Darger (Chicago, Illinois ~ November 11, 1966)

11/12 Crystal clear, brisk.

Chance of dragons.

~ @kirkhamilton (Skyrim, Tamriel)

11/13 All jets grounded.

Everything blurred under the leaden sky

full of smog and dust.

~ Zhou Zhengyuan (Chengdu, Sichuan)

11/14 Blue-grey vistas in the eyes of Evangeline

~ Byron Holz (Atlanta, Georgia)

11/15 Perfect day for a drive through the French

countryside and a feast of foie gras,

boudin noir, and loads of wine with

friends.

~ Tessa Thompson (Hong Kong, China)

11/16 mussels unease in their own poop in the

sea water, old worn socks soaked in the

rain water, how about lying by the window

nibbling a lemon pie, visualizing the

worms partying among the pacific roses

~ Li Sha (Blenheim, New Zealand)

11/17 Same weather. Different day.

~ @WeathersKwirl (Mobile)

11/18 half feels quite whole

~ Kate Ware (Nonesuch, Kentucky)

11/19 Thick fog and maybe 8 degrees C

~ Steven Plummer (Mianyang, Sichuan)

11/20 59 degrees, partly cloudy, chance of

allayed anxieties….

~ Naaman Wood (Durham, North Carolina)

11/21 The snow has fallen. Everything is

beautiful. I do not want to go back through

the wardrobe.

~ @neilhimself (mostly near minneapolis)

11/22 blue gray skies signal cozy days, early

nights, and begs for the busyness of the

holidays ahead to wait just a little while

longer

~ Patrice Thompson (Lexington, Kentucky)

11/23 I only want to see you standing in the

purple rain.

~ C.B. Thompson (Lexington, Kentucky)

11/24 Sealed in a jar. Perfectly fermented.

~ Kim Qi (Jar)

11/25 Bwahahahahahahahahahaha

~ @NICKIMINAJ (mypinkfriday.com)

11/26 not a movement, with goals, but a

collective reaction to a particular set of

allergens

~ @walterkirn (montana and california)

11/27 thing in cloud

~ Chy Gallstone (Spawncity)

11/28 and i am there

and the sheep

they are there

both, the sheep and me

we’re both there –

fogged between mountains

~ Tyler Thompson (Geochang, South Korea)

11/29 a clear lapis lazuli sky. well, not here but

somewhere, and that’s just as good.

~ Devanshu Patel (San Francisco, California)

11/30 silver silhouette still waiting, the old

farmer suffering cataracts,

“2000 RMB buys you a world”

~

6 a.m. sea lions barking, the body in the

bathroom still warm

~

seagulls circling the everyday sky,

mourning the 19 ceased flowers of China

~ Zhou Wenjia (Monterey, California)

December

12/1 REMAIN INDOORS

12/2 the ceiling dimpled and stained, as usual

12/3 curtains drawn

blinds down

warm lamplight

12/4 my air central, conditioned

12/5 sunlit carpet parallelograms

12/6 motes, seen and unseen

12/7 fingerprints on glass

12/8 I haven’t left the house in days.

12/9 Alone, I fill up the house.

I AM BECOME WEATHER

THE SHAPER OF WORLDS

12/10 Remember the light midnight rain that

caught us 4 years ago?

She says.

12/11 does not repeat

12/12 ineluctable modality of the visible

12/13 late night television snow

12/14 primed for self-hypnosis

12/15 will not breach my A.T. field

12/16 She says,

Will you please come out and see

for yourself?

12/17 door opens

senses fire

on fire

synaptic collapse

12/18 sun mocks me

12/19 How can I be sure I’m actually outside,

not still in my chair, in front of my screen,

conjuring weather?

12/20 I can’t be sure.

12/21 the visions you will see

12/22 book of changes

12/23 Chinese scapegoat

12/24 furniture music

12/25 common

in common

12/26 a conversation starter

an interpretive matrix

12/27 whether

12/28 Enough, she says.

No more wordplay or metaphors or epiphanies.

Only weather.

12/29 There is a world outside of you,

you say.

12/30 I don’t know you, or I do.

It doesn’t matter.

We look up, around.

12/31 some weather we’ve had

 

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