My Poetic Path

My journey…shared in poems, prose and photos.

Now the first of December…


…..was covered with snow. 😉


This wonderful, wintery song has been playing in my head for the past few days.

It was a big hit in the 70s and IMO, has never lost its appeal.

I still ♥ it!  

Any snow where you are?

We have just a dusting, here in Interior BC.


“Sweet Baby James”

There is a young cowboy, he lives on the range. His horse and his cattle are his only companions.
He works in the saddle and he sleeps in the canyons, waiting for summer, his pastures to change.
And as the moon rises he sits by his fire, thinking about women and glasses of beer.
And closing his eyes as the doggies retire, he sings out a song which is soft but it’s clear
as if maybe someone could hear…

Goodnight you moon light ladies, rock-a-bye sweet baby James.
Deep greens and blues are the colors I choose, won’t you let me go down in my dreams?
And rock-a-bye sweet baby James.

Now the first of December was covered with snow
and so was the turnpike from Stockbridge to Boston.
Though the Berkshires seemed dreamlike on account of that frosting,
with ten miles behind me and ten thousand more to go.
There’s a song that they sing when they take to the highway,
a song that they sing when they take to the sea,
a song that they sing of their home in the sky, maybe you can believe it if it helps you to sleep,
but singing works just fine for me.

So, goodnight you moon light ladies, rock-a-bye sweet baby James.
Deep greens and blues are the colors I choose, won’t you let me go down in my dreams?
And rock-a-bye sweet baby James.


Have a safe and wonderful week! 🙂


Author: Geraldine

I am a freelance writer, poet, artisan, avid book/product reviewer and award-winning cookbook author. I recently published the second volume of my new vegetarian cookbook series: The Groovy Green Kitchen (Volume 2): Simply, Super, Supper Soups and my inspirational, pro-active and fun book/eBook, all about aging well: Laughing AT the Grim Reaper! Gems of Wisdom for Aging Well. I am also the author of: The Groovy Green Kitchen (Volume 1): Weeknight Veggie Slow Cooker. Third Chapter, Second Chance (a mid-life romance). Not Just for Vegetarians: Delicious Homestyle Cooking, the Meatless Way and the poetry collections: Haiku Reflections: The Four Seasons (Volumes I, II and III) and My Poetic Path. These titles are available at all the Amazon sites. When I'm not writing or creating new recipes, I love to knit and crochet; usually with some "help" from feline friend, the yarn-loving Mr. Cheddar! 🐱 With Blogger, I also host my new author's site: Geraldine Helen Hartman and my product review blog: My Real Life Reviews. I hope you will visit often and enjoy all of my sites.😂 Thanks so much for stopping by. Wishing You a Happy Week and Namaste!

7 thoughts on “Now the first of December…

  1. I love the photo, great post and wonderful to hear this song again. It has stood the test of time.

  2. James Taylor has been one of my favorites ever since the 70’s. I saw him in concert last year! I even have his autograph!! *sigh*

  3. *clapping*

    OMG, Geraldine, I got so excited when I saw your photograph of the SNOW you’ve already gotten. It’s so BEAUTIFUL! And what a stunning area in Canada you live. It’s just gorgeous!

    And yes, I remember this song, VERY well. In fact, I owned several J.T. albums.

    Thanks so much for sharing both the snow AND the song. Really enjoyed! Have a super week and please send some of that snow my way 🙂


  4. Lovely picture, but please keep the snow to yourself… smiles. I don’t recall the song, love the words though.

  5. winter is really here, isn’t it? no snow here but it is cold and wet.

    have a lovely winter.

  6. I agree Joe, this one is a keeper! 😉

    Oh, how cool that you saw him in concert Rose. I had a HUGE crush on JT when I was in high school. And I had that album cover to drool over too LOL!!!

    It’s a file photo Ron, no big snowfall here yet and that’s OK with me as I’m walking quite a bit these days outdoors and icy sidewalks are not for me!!! But yes, I agree this lake shore photo is pretty, I used it for a Christmas card a couple of years ago too.

    I’m glad you enjoyed the song again.

    OK Val! 😉 Do you get snow every winter in the UK? I’m guessing you get some.

    And a lovely winter to you too Lissa. Nice to have you stop by again. 🙂

    Have a super rest of the week and drive/walk safe IF you have snow/ice where you are, Hugs, G

  7. PS: Thought it was a good time to update my header/background too, with all this WP snow floating around. 😉

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