The mind of winter

mind of winter

The Snow Man
One must have a mind of winter
To regard the frost and the boughs
Of the pine-trees crusted with snow;

 

And have been cold a long time
To behold the junipers shagged with ice,
The spruces rough in the distant glitter

 

Of the January sun; and not to think
Of any misery in the sound of the wind,
In the sound of a few leaves,

 

Which is the sound of the land
Full of the same wind
That is blowing in the same bare place

 

For the listener, who listens in the snow,
And, nothing himself, beholds
Nothing that is not there and the nothing that is.

 

Wallace Stevens

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  1. Amy

     /  March 3, 2007

    Hi Kait!
    I showed Brian’s mom your blog site. I heard you all got about 20 inches of snow! Ready to move to Virginia yet? 🙂 The glass work is beeeeautiful. Love ya!
    Amy

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