Things to keep your mind busy this winter

A list of things to think about.

Winter is coming, and so is potential boredom.

Don’t get me wrong, skiing, sledding, hot chocolate and snowmen will keep your mind busy for a while, but all of that time spent indoors will certainly put a damper on even the most vivid imagination. I whipped up a list of winter-ish things for your mind to chew on for the next season. Enjoy!

 

Winter-By Walter la Mare

Clouded with snow
The cold winds blow,
And shrill on leafless bough
The robin with its burning breast
Alone sings now.

The rayless sun,
Day’s journey done,
Sheds its last ebbing light
On fields in leagues of beauty spread
Unearthly white.

Thick draws the dark,
And spark by spark,
The frost-fires kindle, and soon
Over that sea of frozen foam
Floats the white moon.

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By Durdenyr

 

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Artist Unknown

 

 

 

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By K.P. Dobler

 

A Winter’s Day – By Lucy Maude Montgomery

I

The air is silent save where stirs
A bugling breeze among the firs;
The virgin world in white array
Waits for the bridegroom kiss of day;
All heaven blooms rarely in the east
Where skies are silvery and fleeced,
And o’er the orient hills made glad
The morning comes in wonder clad;
Oh, ’tis a time most fit to see
How beautiful the dawn can be!

II

Wide, sparkling fields snow-vestured lie
Beneath a blue, unshadowed sky;
A glistening splendor crowns the woods
And bosky, whistling solitudes;
In hemlock glen and reedy mere
The tang of frost is sharp and clear;
Life hath a jollity and zest,
A poignancy made manifest;
Laughter and courage have their way
At noontide of a winter’s day.

III

Faint music rings in wold and dell,
The tinkling of a distant bell,
Where homestead lights with friendly glow
Glimmer across the drifted snow;
Beyond a valley dim and far
Lit by an occidental star,
Tall pines the marge of day beset
Like many a slender minaret,
Whence priest-like winds on crystal air
Summon the reverent world to prayer.

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Photographer Unknown
Beautiful snow falling                                                                                                                                                                                 More:
Photographer unknown

Winter Solitude

Winter solitude –
in a world of one color
the sound of wind.

-Matsuo Basho

 

I hope you enjoyed this collection of wintery things to enjoy over the holidays!

Stay warm,

Jacquelyn Routledge.

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