Zero Aug5 by Mark M. Redfearn zero Celsius— dreaming of the pyramids and the desert sands Advertisements Related Post navigation ← Play Rebozo → 11 comments on “Zero” Chèvrefeuille says: August 5, 2015 at 4:21 pm I can understand this very well … I am not a fan of cold weather too. Reply adaspoetryalcove says: August 5, 2015 at 6:43 pm Nicely done! Reply Jen says: August 5, 2015 at 9:31 pm and in summer we dream of the Arctic, right? 😉 Reply Mark M. Redfearn says: August 6, 2015 at 1:32 am Yeah, we’re never satisfied! On Wed, Aug 5, 2015 at 9:31 PM, Mark M. Redfearn wrote: > Reply Bastet says: August 5, 2015 at 9:56 pm 🙂 Oh so much better than 0° Fahrenheit … I do remember mornings when I lived in the Libyan Desert, just next door, when the thermometer his 0° C … a lovely haiku just the same and very imaginative! Reply Mark M. Redfearn says: August 6, 2015 at 1:35 am Yeah, 0 Fahrenheit would be darn cold! I think the U.S. is the only country in the world that still uses the Fahrenheit scale, so in deference to everyone else I used Celsius in this haiku. Thanks, Bastet! On Wed, Aug 5, 2015 at 9:56 PM, Mark M. Redfearn wrote: > Reply Bastet says: August 6, 2015 at 3:34 am Glad you used Celsius 🙂 … Actually: the Bahamas, Belize, the Cayman Islands, Palau, and the United States ( I looked it up just to find out – thought the crazy British still used it too!) If you want to hear something crazy Brits did too – they supposedly went metric a few years back, but when you buy cloth from Britain, you buy it by the meter, but the widths are still in inches … so you’d by 5 meters of a cloth but the width is measured in inches … if you buy online they sometimes use both cm and inches … drives you mad when you’re trying to figure how much fabric you need for a pattern though. Reply Mark M. Redfearn says: August 6, 2015 at 1:38 pm I know that miles are still used in England and (maybe) Ireland, although you drive at km/h, which seems to me to be absolutely ridiculous. I can’t imagine having to buy cloth the way you describe. What a nightmare! On Thu, Aug 6, 2015 at 3:35 AM, Mark M. Redfearn wrote: > Reply Bastet says: August 6, 2015 at 1:45 pm Ah … I thought they probably still used miles … and the cloth problem is really bad when it comes to having to follow a pattern … you have to get a conversion table to figure how much cloth you need. Oh well … England Swings! lynn__ says: August 6, 2015 at 3:00 am True enough! I admire how often your haiku “turns” so smoothly, Mark. Reply readinpleasure says: August 6, 2015 at 11:27 am Dream on my friend 🙂 Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google+ account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email.