Every branch big with it,
Bent every twig with it;
Every fork like a white web-foot;
Every street and pavement mute:
Some flakes have lost their way, and grope back upward when
Meeting those meandering down they turn and descend again.
The palings are glued together like a wall,
And there is no waft of wind with the fleecy fall.
A sparrow enters the tree,
A snow-lump thrice his own slight size
Descends on him and showers his head and eye
And overturns him,
And near inurns him,
And lights on a nether twig, when its brush
Starts off a volley of other lodging lumps with a rush.
The steps are a blanched slope,
Up which, with feeble hope,
A black cat comes, wide-eyed and thin;
And we take him in.
Just a little selection of photos for you of the snowy things I saw on my way to work this morning.
I love the snow. I love how it looks and I love how clean it makes everything look. I love the sound of it under my feet and I love how it makes the world feel so still and silent. I love that I know there's snow on the ground when I wake up, even before I've got out of bed and looked out of my window, because everything's so much lighter and brighter and there's a great hush over all the land. I love how the snow makes me feel like a child again and I get this great urge to run outside, coat flapping, scarf flailing behind me, gloves half pulled on in the rush, and gather up the snow in my hands and make it into balls and throw them at people, and make snow angels, and just run about in it, all rosy-cheeked and glowy, my face alive with joy. Oh! It makes me giddy, the mere thought of it!
I may have to watch The Chronicles of Narnia tonight, just to get that little extra fix of cold, crisp whiteness!
Thank you all so very much for your comments on yesterday's post - I'm so glad that Ele and Millie have been such a hit! It has spurred me on to make more crocheted creatures, and I have some nifty little ideas up my sleeves for future projects, so watch this space......
Much love and enjoy your weekends, whatever you are doing.
Emmalemonade x x