When I was a child my grandfather taught me the following poem. Upon doing some research it appears to be part of a Nat King Cole song called Wild Is Love written by Dorothy Wayne and Ray Rauch. Unfortunately, my Cole CD set doesn’t have this particular song but apparently he recites this poem during the song rather than singing it.

It is rather simple, but it captures quite eloquently the relationship between us and the weather. In fact, I think it is a rather telling description of the human condition.

As a rule, man’s a fool.
When it’s hot he wants it cool.
When it’s cool he wants it hot,
Always wanting what is not.