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Cold morning

Cold morning

Out of the bosom of the Air,
Out of the cloud-folds of her garments shaken,
Over the woodlands brown and bare,
Over the harvest-fields forsaken,
Silent, and soft, and slow
Descends the snow.

Even as our cloudy fancies take
Suddenly shape in some divine expression,
Even as the troubled heart doth make
In the white countenance confession,
The troubled sky reveals
The grief it feels.

This is the poem of the air,
Slowly in silent syllables recorded;
This is the secret of despair,
Long in its cloudy bosom hoarded,
Now whispered and revealed
To wood and field.

Snow-flakes by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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malcolm haslam08-Dec-2012 18:57
I'm with Zak...brrrrrrrrrrrrrrreautiful.
Stephanie08-Dec-2012 14:19
What a gorgeous view JJ! Looks so cold!!!
Bill Miller08-Dec-2012 12:24
A nice sprinkling of snow, John. Looks pretty but a bit cold.
marie-jose wolff08-Dec-2012 09:26
a winter wonderland, so beautiful! V
joanteno08-Dec-2012 08:58
Wow.. great poem and what a view (view to die for)
Chris Morton08-Dec-2012 08:33
a great landscape with some snow covered and some still free; there was snow on the Black Mountains hereabouts yesterday, but at a more comfortable distance
globalgadabout08-Dec-2012 02:41
the snow seems to have fallen selectively...'grief' and 'despair' seem a tad overwrought..although it looks like bracing days ahead John..
tinkerb08-Dec-2012 00:09
A beautiful vista - great to see the snow.
Zak07-Dec-2012 22:49
Phillip Normanton07-Dec-2012 22:29
There's a winter wonderland in them there hills!
Colin Storey07-Dec-2012 22:24
Wonderful cold morning scene.
Sheila07-Dec-2012 22:18
Brrr, but so lovely to look at.
Superb shot.
Brian Samuel07-Dec-2012 21:40
Wow these are harsh conditions. Winter has arrived for sure.
Mildred Alpern07-Dec-2012 21:25
"secret of despair"? No, a bundled warmth beneath the snow, as hibernation feeds the soul to renew its energy when the winter time has passed. There is great warmth in the stretch of sunlit earth
J. Scott Coile07-Dec-2012 21:17
Chilling. Crisp!~
Patricia Kay07-Dec-2012 21:11
Love this beautiful winter scene with a great poem to go with Johnny...BV
soulis07-Dec-2012 20:50
Splendid presentation! V.
SRW07-Dec-2012 20:50
Stunning, layered image... (and another great poem...)! V.
Mark Chambers07-Dec-2012 20:47
That does look cold, great shot. V
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