Thick Was the Snow

February 7, 2017

Snow-frosted branches

Snow-frosted branches

“Thick was the snow on field and hedge
And vanished was the river-sedge,
Where winter skilfully had wound
A shining scarf without a sound.”
— Charles Causley, “At Nine of the Night I Opened My Door”

“Snow
falls on snow —
silence.
— Santaka

The snow was beautiful while it lasted.  A brief taste of “real” winter here in the rainy Pacific Northwest.

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3 Responses to “Thick Was the Snow”

  1. shoreacres Says:

    It reminds me of the words in Christina Rosetti’s poem, which became “In the Bleak Midwinter” — I’ve always loved the phrase “snow on snow on snow.”

  2. kittybluhm Says:

    This has been a wonderful time tramping through snow discovering another country!

  3. carolyn cochran Says:

    As a former Alaskan, I love seeing the snow and then am glad when it melts and we can get back to planning the garden for spring. Where I came from, spring was in May-June!!


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