Something Wonderful

A snowy day, here where I am, and perhaps where you are as well. The perfect time to
curl up with enchanting stories as our hero does in this lovely poem:

Picture-Books in Winter
Robert Louis Stevenson

Summer fading, winter comes —
Frosty mornings, tingling thumbs,
Winter robins, winter rooks,
And the picture story-books.

Water now is turned to stone
Nurse and I can walk upon;
Still we find the flowing brooks
In the picture story-books.

All the pretty things put by,
Wait upon the children’s eye,
Sheep and shepherds, trees and crooks,
In the picture story books.

We see how all things are
Seas and cities, near and far,
And the flying fairies’ looks,
In the picture story-books.

How am I to sing your praise,
Happy chimney-corner days,
Sitting safe in nursery nooks,
Reading picture story-books.

About karinwritesdangerously

I am a writer and this is a motivational blog designed to help both writers and aspiring writers to push to the next level. Key themes are peak performance, passion, overcoming writing roadblocks, juicing up your creativity, and the joys of writing.
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1 Response to Something Wonderful

  1. Ethel says:

    What a lovely mood for a snow day. I remember too, the silence. ( as long as there was no wind). Hope your snow day is as enchanting as the picture book.

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