Saturday, October 13, 2012

"The snow came down last night like moths

Burned on the moon; it fell till dawn,
Covered the town with simple cloths."

                      from   First Snow in Alsace
                                Richard Wilbur

We are poised now between fall and winter 
slipping between the two with the same ease
with which we chose between a jacket for a 
walk or a winter coat. Thursday I wore my parka for
a lunch time walk to the pond in the Research

As always there were ducks.

The following quote comes from a poem
I found on my favorite poetry website
Poetry Daily a new poem every day
there are also great articles.
"Snow has sentimentalized the world,
left it sugar-coated, a baked Alaska
conjured from the palest of vanilla ice creams,
the purest of swan's egg whites,
its mushy, too-sweet-to-be-wholesome look
topped with a confection of candied trees—
bare-branched candelabras—holly waxing
eloquent with berries in a citric winter dusk. "
from Snow
                                   Dennis O'Driscoll


Kathie Brown said...

Guy, it will be a long timeuntil I see snow again, thugh we usually get a dusting ont he mountaintops around Tucson. I thoroughly enjoyed the poem! What a word picture! I think Ihave a tooth ache now from all that sweetness!

Guy said...

Hi Kathie

I guess I will just have to post pictures of snow here from time to time for you to enjoy. Yes the two quotes offered quite the contrast.

Thaanks for stopping by.