Winter-time

DSC04034

Winter-time

Robert Louis Stevenson (from A Child’s Garden of Verses, 1885)

Late 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.

DSC03962

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.

DSC03998

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.

DSC04020

When I go out, my nurse doth wrap,

Me in my comforter and a cap,

The cold wind burns my face, and blows,

Its frosty pepper up my nose.

DSC03942

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.

DSC03970

About these ads

About maggiemyklebust

I grew up on the Jersey Shore and now live in Norway. I have also lived in Houston and the Netherlands. I have written a memoir called Fly Away Home.

Posted on January 18, 2013, in all things Norsk, Photos and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 22 Comments.

  1. What a lovely idea for a post, Maggie! :)

  2. What a great pairing of beautiful photos and poem, Maggie.

  3. I feel colder just viewing these pics…..but they are lovely. As is the verse!

  4. Wow, really lovely, Maggie. The third picture – the water is like glass and gives the illusion of falling off the edge of the Earth. The last picture is beautiful with the thought a frosted wedding cake. So glad you posted all.

  5. Robert Louis Stevenson would be pleased! Iconic images to accompany the words – brilliant.

  6. This is brilliant, Maggie. I love the way the pics perfectly suit the prose. Well done :D

  7. I love how you have the pictures with the poem…I had never heard that one before. I love it!

    Cheers to you,
    Courtney

  8. annie siersema potter

    beautiful just beautiful!

  9. itsallaboutpurple

    i like where you’ve been BUT i love where your going!! gorgeous images, you need to be sharing these!!

  10. Lovely lovely lovely. Am a big fan of embedding poetry in blogging :-)

  11. The photos are beautiful !!! I amazed how you captured how cold it is in the photos.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 367 other followers

%d bloggers like this: