To Gracie (2014)


Gracie, our fun-loving groundhog,

Rise up from your burrow. It’s time!

Others despair in this weather           

Until you charm with your rhyme

Now is the time for elation, the

Days of deep slumber must end

Happy the call of the springtime

O Groundhog, you’ve done it again

Gladly we celebrate marmots

Sing now an ode to our friend!



2014 Olympic Groundhogs
2014 Olympic Groundhogs
Photo credit: Jamie Handley