Sunday Respite – Snow

Sunday is a cold one here. Hope everyone is staying warm and toasty. Here is my pick, with some great photography of winter scenes.

Loreena Mckennitt- Snow

White are the far-off plains, and white
The fading forests grow;
The wind dies out along the height,
And denser still the snow,
A gathering weight on roof and tree,
Falls down scarce audibly.

The road before me smooths and fills
Apace, and all about
The fences dwindle, and the hills
Are blotted slowly out;
The naked trees loom spectrally
Into the dim white sky.

The meadows and far-sheeted streams
Lie still without a sound;
Like some soft minister of dreams
The snow-fall hoods me round;
In wood and water, earth and air,
A silence everywhere.

Save when at lonely intervals
Some farmer’s sleigh, urged on,
With rustling runners and sharp bells,
Swings by me and is gone;
Or from the empty waste I hear
A sound remote and clear;

The barking of a dog, or call
To cattle, sharply pealed,
Borne echoing from some wayside stall
Or barnyard far afield;

Then all is silent and the snow falls
Settling soft and slow
The evening deepens and the grey
Folds closer earth and sky
The world seems shrouded, far away.

Its noises sleep, and I secret as
Yon buried streams plod dumbly on and dream.


10 Responses to “Sunday Respite – Snow”

  1. My Article Read (2-14-2016) – My Daily Musing Says:

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  2. the unit Says:

    Snow job. Headline on Drudge…Scalia “pronounced dead on phone.” Then he hung up and went to answer room service knock on his door. Well, no autopsy, no know. I sure can’t say. Not a lol at this point. Just sayin’.


    • the unit Says:

      Being near his age, it could very well be me though. That age prone to expire. I sleep with my cell next to my pillow in case I need to and am able to call 911. If I couldn’t they might say I was pronounced dead on my phone. 🙂


    • bunkerville Says:

      Very curious indeed.


  3. petermc3 Says:

    Global warming rears its ugly head again ⛄️

    Liked by 1 person

    • bunkerville Says:



  4. Always On Watch Says:


    BTW, we’re expecting snow here in about 12 hours.

    Liked by 1 person

    • bunkerville Says:

      Not again! But we are almost through the worst of it. Except March can have a duzzey of snow.


  5. Angel Says:

    its freezing here Bunker!! Happy Valentines Day my friend! xoxoxo 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • bunkerville Says:

      Even toasty Florida is not so toasty this past month! Hoopy one to you to Angel


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