"Now the long freight of autumn goes smoking out of the land.
My possibles are all packed up, but still I do not leave.
I am happy enough here, where Dakota drifts wild in the universe,
Where the prairie is starting to shake in the surf of the winter dark."
from Beyond the Red River
We have had a cold week, for much of the time the
temperature was in the high minus 20 Celsius range
with a wind chill some 10 degrees colder. As bit warmer
today, but for most of the week the view out the window
showed puffed up birds and frost wrapped trees. I did put
up some Christmas lights today. The show must go on.
"Thus having prepared their buds
against a sure winter
the wise trees
stand sleeping in the cold."
from Winter Trees
William Carlos Williams