Thursday, April 1, 2010

Ode to Spring - Alaskan style

❀ ~ ❀ ~ Springtime in Alaska ~ ❀ ~ ❀
(with apologies to Will Shakespeare)

When daisies peek, and violets sprout,
And tulips bloom with all their might,
And little birds do hop about
through grass-green meadows, sweet and bright,
It’s not Alaska that you’re at,
We’re all still locked in winterdom,
As people say, “What’s up with that?”
Is Springtime ever going to come?

Where is the green upon the tree?
Where is the warm upon my back?
When are we ever going to see
A parking lot, in snowless black?
For March is gone, and April’s here,
‘Tis time to wear the shirts of tee
And yet, it’s cold, and yes I fear
My coat will long remain on me.

Come hither, Spring! Come melt the ice!
And chase the hoar and frost away!
We’ll even say hay fever’s nice
If we can wear our clogs today.
Embrace the evil mosquito
If with him comes the barbecue!
Bring on the mud, we’ll love it so
If, Spring, it is a gift from you.

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This is our entry for the SAFEteam's Spring challenge, which required a poem. =]

Spring doesn’t really hit Alaska until well into May. So while everyone else is joyfully planting seeds and mowing lawns, we are longingly sighing for the day when it hits 50 degrees so we can wear t-shirts and clogs and pull out the barbecues – even though we know that with Spring come the hoards of mosquitoes and enough mud to supply several monster truck rallies.

Thank goodness we have our springtime soaps!

Our Secret Garden soap is made completely from scratch in small batches using the cold process method - with cocoa butter, canola oil, coconut oil, castor oil, and palm kernel oil, and is perfect for all skin types. It is also vegan-friendly. Each bar weighs approximately 6-7 ounces.

❀ If you love our soap (and our poem), feel free to come vote for us on the team blog! The contest starts today at Thanks!

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