December 28, 2011

A Winter Day

 A Winter Day by Lucy Maud Montgomery

The air is silent save where stirs
A bugling breeze among the firs;
The virgin world in white array
Waits for the bridegroom kiss of day;
All heaven blooms rarely in the east
Where skies are silvery and fleeced,
And o'er the orient hills made glad
The morning comes in wonder clad;
Oh, 'tis a time most fit to see
How beautiful the dawn can be!

Wide, sparkling fields snow-vestured lie
Beneath a blue, unshadowed sky;
A glistening splendor crowns the woods
And bosky, whistling solitudes;
In hemlock glen and reedy mere
The tang of frost is sharp and clear;
Life hath a jollity and zest,
A poignancy made manifest;
Laughter and courage have their way
At noontide of a winter's day.
 

Faint music rings in wold and dell,
The tinkling of a distant bell,
Where homestead lights with friendly glow
Glimmer across the drifted snow;
Beyond a valley dim and far
Lit by an occidental star,
Tall pines the marge of day beset
Like many a slender minaret,
Whence priest-like winds on crystal air
Summon the reverent world to prayer. 

6 comments :

  1. oooh thats beautiful! i need some good winter inspo...normally it just makes me gloomy!

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  2. ohmygoodness, did you take that?!

    we don't have any pretty white stuff right now. oddest thing ever for so wi.
    :P
    ah well. soon enough, i hope we get some.

    beautiful!

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  3. beautiful♥ i loooooove poetry like this =)

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  4. I am so glad you have posted this poem, because she is one of my favorite authors!

    Thank you so much!

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  5. So precious, i love the picture you included too, and your new header!!!

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