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Wednesday, December 17, 2008

WINTER-TIME by Rbt. Louis Stevenson and a Whimsical Snapshot!


Fate lies the wintry sun a-bed,
A frosty, fiery sleepy-head;
Blinks but an hour or two; and then,
A blood-red orange, sets again.

Before the stars have left the skies,
At morning in the dark I rise;
And shivering in my nakedness,
By the cold candle, bathe and dress.

Close by the jolly fire I sit
To warm my frozen bones a bit;
Or with a reindeer-sled, explore
The colder countries round the door.

When to go out, my nurse doth wrap
Me in my comforter and cap;
The cold wind burns my face, and blows
Its frosty pepper up my nose.

Black are my steps on silver sod;
Thick blows my frosty breath abroad;
and tree and house, and hill and lake,
Are frosted like a wedding-cake.

by - Robert Louis Stevenson

A whimsical Winter-Time picture taken at our bird feeder last winter.

I love poems that rhyme.
Robert Louis Stevenson is one of my favorite poets.
What about you?

And I just had to add my favorite winter-time picture David took last year at our bird feeder. The woodpeckers are a sight to watch!


  1. Love the poem and the whimsical picture.
    Makes me cold, both of them!

  2. What a cool photo! (no pun intended!) That surely is an award winner! I like RLS, too. Reminds me of days long gone when my children were young.

  3. Oh my goodness what a pretty Photo.. That appears to be a huge Red Headed Wood Pecker. The male Cardinal looks like he is trying to protect his territory :)
    I love your Holiday Sweetness :)
    Thank you for stopping by and posting on my blog.. please visit agian.. :)

  4. I like the poem, Janet; I don't remember having read it before. The photo is something--good job, David!

  5. I love Stevenson too-and the picture is funny!

  6. That's one of my favorite poems by RLS. Thank you for reminding me of it.
    Thank you for having a bird feeder for our little feathered friends. They need us and they give us a great show to thank us. xxoo

  7. Yes, he is one of my favorite poets, too! I love your birdfeeder shot!


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