By brownsilent
by Walter de 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.

Hope you're all fine and enjoy the winter.

Tags: Snow Winter Sun Landscape and travel

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fentiger Plus
15 916 23 England
14 Dec 2010 8:15AM
Minimalistic tranquil composition.


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Beautiful poetry to accompany a fine winter image Johanna, Good Morning to you my friend. It's cold and frosty here again the fog of yesterday is just hanging a little in the trees, but nothing like yesterday morning.

14 Dec 2010 8:16AM
So delicate
Just lovely
Alan_Coles 11 178 11 Wales
14 Dec 2010 8:18AM
Simplistic beauty..nice one.
Richsr 9 91 223 England
14 Dec 2010 8:33AM
Like your composition with this one Johanna, fine proses too.
Raining here so think I prefer this view.
Regards Richard
Alvar 10 23 2 France
14 Dec 2010 8:54AM
Lovely shot and words Johanna.
Mavis Plus
14 143 2 England
14 Dec 2010 9:12AM
Did you write the poetry Johanna it is beautiful ? A real winter white-out .

Regarding Switzerland if you have some-one in charge of proceedings like Michael Upward was, it made the whole 11 days much cheaper and he also managed a concession on the trains , a wonderful holiday xx
CarolG Plus
10 199 20 Greece
14 Dec 2010 9:16AM
So simple and yet so beautiful, Johanna, some wonderfu soft light on the snow. Carol
Maiwand Plus
10 3 72 England
14 Dec 2010 11:10AM
Elegant but beautiful in its simplicity Johanna. Truly an example of a picture being better than a thousand words.
andylea 8 37 1 United Kingdom
14 Dec 2010 11:56AM
wonderful light great comp johanna a beautiful capture nice one Wink
Joline Plus
10 27 53 United States
14 Dec 2010 12:32PM
A simple and beautiful combination of elements.
EAS 7 1 13 Scotland
14 Dec 2010 2:04PM
Simply beautiful! Reminds me a little of a favourite watercolour painting we own, work of a Borders artist at the turn of the last century. He too could sum out winter with just a field of snow and a tree. Magical!

Daisymaye Plus
8 23 10 Canada
14 Dec 2010 2:16PM
Strange, how sometimes so little can show so much. Love this Johanna.............Sandy
mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
14 Dec 2010 3:29PM
Good shot Johanna,but I think I enjoyed getting all my teeth pulled out more than this freezing Winter !!
Herge88 Plus
9 40 4 England
14 Dec 2010 5:15PM
Yes unmistakeably Winter, a great minimalist landscape Johanna.

Best Matt
goso 10 2 1 Australia
14 Dec 2010 5:26PM
Stark, but lovely Johanna...Bill
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
14 Dec 2010 5:39PM
Delicate, peaceful and very subtle!
Merry Christmas!
14 Dec 2010 6:17PM
Great feeling of freedom
Rock Plus
14 10 2 England
14 Dec 2010 6:45PM
Simply superb.

teocali Plus
9 441 18 England
14 Dec 2010 7:12PM
So beautiful Johanna - wonderful light and subtle tones. The poem is so appropriate.
Mynett 8 142 6 United Kingdom
14 Dec 2010 7:52PM
this is a beauty, love the winter tones and the pure simplicity

mrswoolybill Plus
10 1.0k 1579 United Kingdom
14 Dec 2010 8:53PM
Listen to the silence. This is beautiful, and an unusual, original composition.
SueTurner 12 81 3 England
14 Dec 2010 8:56PM

Quote:So simple and yet so beautiful, Johanna, some wonderfu soft light on the snow. Carol
absolutely !
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
14 Dec 2010 8:59PM
The cold winter days seem to inspire you Johanna, a beautiful snow scene and poem to accompany it
churchill123 12 233 United Kingdom
14 Dec 2010 9:23PM
Beautiful image beautiful poem x
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
14 Dec 2010 9:23PM
good framing, simple image but it works well
15 Dec 2010 5:48AM
Wonderful winter image! Great presentation.
DP_Imagery Plus
12 24 6 Wales
15 Dec 2010 9:27AM
One of your best ever - truly beautiful and perfectly composed.

Happy Xmas Smile

metro074 7 8 Australia
15 Dec 2010 1:06PM
Just beautiful. Gorgeous
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
15 Dec 2010 3:40PM
Lovely capture, Johanna. I must say this is the best way to see snow, not tramping around in it!
TrevB Smile
imagio 10 12 1 England
15 Dec 2010 9:47PM
Nice capture Johanna

15 Dec 2010 10:47PM
well caught atmospheric winter scene Johanna.
LexEquine 10 19 United States
15 Dec 2010 11:07PM
Excellent & lovely winter scenic image, Johanna.
JimV 10 6 3 Canada
16 Dec 2010 2:12AM
Yes Johanna, that certainly looks wintery, nothing like that here, we've had 15/17C since Sunday (day and night!) but has been falling fast since mid afternoon, to be -2 tonight!
Rgds., Jim
PS. This weeks Fonn is Aria just finished playing - VG!
Rgds., Jim
Ray42 8 3 England
16 Dec 2010 11:02AM
I like the comp of this one and the colour - a

Quote:Simplistic beauty..nice one.

Spot on
gary_d 9 576 13 Wales
16 Dec 2010 9:12PM
This has a very relaxing feel, I like it a lot. - gary
Goggz 9 2.3k 72 Wales
16 Dec 2010 11:37PM
Yeah, nice and minimalist. Just right!
Cheer,s Goggz
17 Dec 2010 12:26PM
Makes a lovely image.
danbrann Plus
12 636 17
17 Dec 2010 11:00PM
What an interesting and superb arrangement. This is fantastic Johanna and I think one f your best yet.
Roly 9 Wales
18 Dec 2010 6:14PM
Smashing shot and poem.Nice work.
foggytwo 13 36 1 Scotland
19 Dec 2010 1:54PM
A wonderful capture accompanied by a very suitable verse. I love the way you have composed this one Johanna.
May I wish you and your family a very happy Christmas,have a super time.
MickyMc 9 8 United Kingdom
19 Dec 2010 6:08PM
Brrr, I will just turn the central heating up!!
mars 9 England
19 Dec 2010 9:48PM
Beautiful scene and beautiful poem...


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