Gratitude is the sign of noble souls ~ Aesop

Wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving ~ Kahlil Gabran

Joy delights in joy ~ William Shakespeare

Saturday, January 8, 2011

So much we could learn

a seraph of snow
fallen on a feathery fir
gathers individual crystals
together in celebration
earthbound passengers
making their way
to the promised land
celestial showers sewn into
a single solid mantle
making all things new
nature's perfect parable
of that lofty human aim
the flakes fall and flock
clumping and congregating
until they melt into each other
there is so much
we could learn from snow


  1. In snow thou comest --
    Thou shalt go with the resuming ground,
    The sweet derision of the crow,
    And Glee's advancing sound.

    In fear thou comest --
    Thou shalt go at such a gait of joy
    That man anew embark to live
    Upon the depth of thee

    ~ Emily Dickinson

  2. I love this poem. And Miss Dickinson:)

  3. The "thou[s]" Ms. Dickinson waxes poetic of... click.

    So weary of the seemingly unending puddles of "five miles wide, one inch deep" folks clever-ing their way through life these days...