Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Snow? Mais non!

The Mill by Andrew Wyeth

I'll take my snow behind a window, please.
Let it fall freely past the frosty pane,
whilst I sit in my parlor quite at ease,
boots dry, exempt from sidewalk, stairs, and lane.

I will not fault its beauty, nor its grace.
In truth, the sight is pleasing to my view.
Yet I've no wish to feel it on my face,
no urge to build snowman or don snowshoe.

Snow is a splendor better left alone
to drift or swirl or hang upon a bough.
I cannot like that icy undertone
and shall not breach my refuge ere the plow.


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24 comments:

Janet Martin said...

ooh! love your opening line and though I love to ski the sub-zero temps we're experiencing cause me to shout hear! hear! to this lovely tribute to snow.

Brian Miller said...

oh say it isnt so...smiles...was out playing in it earlier...i want more....much more than the cold temps...i mean if its got to be cold at least there can be snow...smiles.

Karen S. said...

My feelings exactly! Although, I've made a few snowmen this year! Seriously though, your words with the music paint a lovely afternoon, all the way.

LeAnn said...

So very lovely and descriptive of how I feel when it is snowing here. We are expecting more this week. I am praying that we all can have more water; the west is very dry as you well know.
Blessings and hugs!

Karen Mortensen said...

I feel the same way. I love the pictures you chose too.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

We finally got snow here. JDaniel is so happy for the 1/2 inch of it.

Tima said...

I'm missing the snow. :(

Nancy Claeys said...

Very nice Sue!

EG CameraGirl said...

I can understand that living where you do that you might not appreciate being out in the snow. It's nasty ice on sidewalks, pathways and streets that I abhor. But snow I like. ;))

Friko said...

Absolutely true, and versified it’s even truer.

Grandma Honey said...

Looking outside to the snow is something I've always wanted to do and never have!

Helena said...

A lovely tribute to winter's sky fall! I'm always anxious to get out there and make my mark on clean snow!

Ginny Brannan said...

A lovely piece, and your second image really compliments the first.

Sue J said...

It's amazing how our attitudes to things change as we get older. I enjoyed reading this. Thanks.

rebecca said...

Lovely light poem that puts a smile on your face. Personally, I like the snow. It always makes me happy like a child again...

jeannettestgermain said...

Actually came via Alphabe, but this is where I gravitate to -Wyeth is one of my favorite painters:) Also like the painting on the bottom.

Cait O'Connor said...

Oh this is just lovely and seems to speak to me from an age gone by; the second painting fits perfectly too. I absolutely love the poem. Thanks for calling by at my blog and for your kind comment.

humbird said...

Oh, I love your style 'whilst I sit in my parlor quite at ease,' ~ feels
cozy at home - just watch the weather ~ such meditative/pondering mood ~ music and second image help to imagine your peaceful state~ nice

Leovi said...

A great composition! Greetings!

Katherine said...

Hi Sue, this was lovely piece to read & the piano piece was beautiful! I can't say I understand what it is like to live where it snows because I'm from Queensland, Australia and it's a wonderful temperature here pretty much all year round. After all the poems I've read here today, yours included, I think I might be in for quite an experience when I and snow finally come face to face!

Stafford Ray said...

What a lovely way to express the coming of Spring! "and shall not breach my refuge ere the plow".

Tess Kincaid said...

Delicious write...

Kristin Klein said...

I really actually miss it . . . at least a little bit :)

Kristin

Cheryl Kanenwisher said...

Ha! I used to feel that way too. It's such a rare occurrence now that I like it...for a day. :)

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