Thursday, December 22, 2011

WELCOME THE FIRST DAY OF WINTER

"On the first day of winter, the earth awakens
to the cold touch of itself.
Snow knows no other recourse except this
falling, this sudden letting go over the small
gnomed bushes, all the emptying trees.
Snow puts beauty back into the withered and
malnourished, into the death-wish of nature
and the deliberate way winter insists on nothing
less than deference. Waiting all its life, snow
says, "Let me cover you."
~Laura Lush~

2 comments:

Packrat said...

Well, winter is truly here, but it is cold, clear, and beautiful. Merry Christmas to you and your family. Hope it is wonderful.

Charli and me said...

Beautiful poem! Thank you for the pumpkin cookie recipe. It is another one I will try. On this Christmas Eve I wanted to pop over to wish you and your family a wonderful Christmas and New Year ♥ I have enjoyed our bloggy friendship so much! Thank you ♥