Friday, March 14, 2014

Outside and Inside ~

I pull the curtains back to stare 
in fascination as the snow 
comes swirling, whirling down out there 
whichever way the wind might blow 
it's warm in here but only glass 
denotes the bound which cold shan't pass ...

A heavy whiteness shrouds the view 
though really there's not much to see 
some crouching shrubs, a house or two 
across the way a leafless tree 
which even as I watch displays  
a jeweled grace of icy glaze ...

I'm sure the storm has changed some plan 
that many folks made for this day 
but quite indifferent to man 
is nature when she wills to play 
and who's to say the elements 
can sense no joy in such events?

With only words I try to make 
a thing of beauty, art and grace 
while there beyond, with each snowflake 
comes still more beauty to efface 
the sordid and to paint in white 
a scene that sings of pure delight ...

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This is a photo of my house, my home
(we live in a very quiet neighborhood on a cul-de-sac)
I love looking through the windows at the snow
Snow has a special beauty of all its own ...

53 comments:

  1. Sometimes I forget to look at the beauty instead of grumbling about the amount and the cold. Thanks for reminding me to look for the beauty.

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    1. You are so very welcome dear Bonnie and thank you.
      x

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  2. That photo is absolutely beautiful. Snow is wha makes winter what it is.

    Greetings from London.

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    1. A Cuban In London
      Many thanks and I am a lover of snow.
      I went skiing over the weekend and had a fantastic time.

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  3. enjoy the time inside i would say, when we are limited in what we are able to do we are less likely to feel we have to rush and miss out on life....smiles

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    1. Brian,
      I so agree with what you shared, thank you.
      Smiles back at 'ya.

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  4. You have a lovely home, Margie.

    Your poem is also lovely. Sometimes when we are searching for beauty it can be as near to us as our own front yard...as you have proven with this beautiful photo~

    Big Hugs
    xoxoxo

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    1. Jan,
      I do love my house.
      We did a lot of looking when we moved to Denver before we found this house, it's perfect for us.

      Thanks so much m'dear for the kind words.
      You made me smile.

      Big hugs right back at you.
      xox

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  5. Wow...you have such a beautiful home, Margie!

    You have definitely succeeded in making a thing of beauty, art and grace with your sensitive words. It is an incredibly stunning poem, so fitting for this wonderful photo.

    Hugs xxx

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    1. Ygraine,
      How very kind you are.
      Your lovely comment meant so much.
      Thanks very much.

      Hugs
      xx

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  6. Angel, a house befitting of you, your grace and kindness as well as your lovely Jake, and let's not forget Handsome, and all your Loves in your home!

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    1. Lorraine,
      Come on and visit us.
      We have lots of room.

      You are so sweet.
      Thanks m'dear.
      I do love my home.
      xx

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  7. not to forget that house of dreams of silence of beauty man if anyone deserves it, its you!

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    1. Another comment dear Lorraine.
      Awwwww, thank you.
      x

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  8. Your poem "sings of pure delight" Margie! I love the CO blue sky with freshly fallen snow. I've been thinking of you today - hope you had fun on the skis. We drove to Vail very early to visit a friend from MD who is skiing there this week. Treacherous over the pass - I was glad to get home. Now 3 of my Grands are here and as in your poem, "a heavy whiteness shrouds the view."

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    1. Barb,
      Thanks so much.
      We are blessed to live in the most lovely place with those amazing blue skies and the sunshine, oh, that beautiful sunshine.
      I had a wonderful time skiing.

      Glad you got home safely.
      Have fun with the Grands.
      x

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  9. Beautiful photo and your poem is wonderful! You do paint a world of such beauty with your words. They are full of grace.

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    1. Many thanks, Lisa.
      So appreciate the kind words.

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  10. Lovely and refreshing. We've got heat and hornets here already, and 2 earthquakes this month. Where is this wonderland in the photo? When I find out where in France this "Cul de sac" is, we might just move there.

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    1. Thanks so much, Geo.
      No hornets here but it's nice and sunny.


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  11. I love your poetry. Back to enjoy more later!

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  12. This season has shown that Mother Nature will indeed bring forth her will... such splendor to behold in the wondrous beauty of a snowflake... and I look into your window and feel the warmth of your loving grace. Much love to you and yours.

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    1. Rose Marie,
      Your kindness is much appreciated dear lady.

      Much love returned.

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  13. Hi, thank-you for your visit. i don't know why, when I try to follow your blog it says they are unable to complete my request and to try later...I'll keep trying:)

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    1. Janet,
      it's a joy to visit you and thanks for telling me of the problem.

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  14. Margie, that's a great shot of the beauty of snow. I have to confess, as much as I love a winter landscape, I'm fed up. I'm ready for some color after the endless white. :) Hope you are having a lovely, bright and beautiful day!

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    1. Kim,
      Thank you and I am 'thinking spring' for you.
      Hang in there, it will come.

      I had a wonderful day.
      Hope you did as well.

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  15. Margie, I love this poem! You captured everything so beautifully! I love snow too ;o) Your house is so pretty! Big Hugs ;o)

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    1. Stacy,
      Thanks dear for the kind words.
      I have always loved snow and the good part is that here we get 'just enough' and never 'too much'

      Big hugs back at 'ya.

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  16. Such a lovely photo of the bright blue sky and the crisp white snow. And your words are just as lovely. It is an interesting thought to think that the clear glass is the only boundary between the cold outside and our secure warmth inside. Have a wonderful week!

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    1. Lady Cat,
      So lovely to have you visit.
      You are missed.

      I appreciate your thoughtful comment, thanks very much.
      I see you read the poem very thoroughly as you picked up on those lines.

      Wishing you also, a wonderful week.
      x

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  17. u r really a giftd poet who can make the same feeling tht u hav in the readers too

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    1. Thanks so much, Amita.
      That was so kind of you.

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  18. Natural flow, rich creativity...I love it!

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  19. I can imagine you staring out your window at the snow, which can be mesmerizing. Your poem reflects it all.

    I hope your precious home is filled with peace and joy.

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    1. Anita,
      There have been many days when I have done just that, gazing through the window at the snow.

      Thank you for your kindness.

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  20. The snow is so beautiful - I have missed it this year in the UK. Here we have Spring after all the winter storms and very welcome it is too.

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    1. Marianne,
      Snow is indeed beautiful and here where I live it was a wonderful winter, just the right amount of snow.
      I appreciate your visit.

      Happy Spring to you.

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  21. So, when I tried to follow another blog today it did the same thing. I then clicked on the 'more options' button and then clicked 'follow' and was able to follow from there. It worked here too.

    Another reader suggested that when she has a problem with blogger she 'googles' the problem and finds help that way.

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    1. Janet,
      So glad you can follow now
      Thank you.

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  22. Boa tarde,
    Nunca tive o prazer de ver neve, imagino a beleza da mesma. parabéns pela sua linda casa.
    Cumprimentos
    ag

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    1. Good evening Antonio
      I am glad you found the snow beautiful.
      Thank you.

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  23. What an awesome poem! Describing an (almost) everyday occurrence. (If you're in Western Canada.) There is a lightness and delight in the words. Well done, Margie!

    Blessings and Bear hugs!

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    1. Many thanks on the kind words, Rob-bear.

      Blessings to you with hugs
      Be well and take care.

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  24. Beautiful!
    Both your poem, and the home.

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    1. Goku, welcome.
      Thanks for nice comment .
      It is appreciated.

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  25. Beautiful Margie, beautiful house, poem and photo :)

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  26. Love the poem - love the snow and so fun to see a pic of your nice home all surrounded by white.

    I miss the snow - we only had a few inches all winter, sigh.

    I know soon, you will be having beautiful warm days.

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    1. Many thanks, Sandy.
      We have had a very mild winter but I do love the snow that we had.

      It's beautiful here today.
      Sunny and warm, I am loving it
      Smiles ....

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  27. Had to add - Your poetry is so alive in the moment - even if it is about a memory in the past - in the moment it is so alive.

    You are inspiring me to pull out some of my old poetry and get inspired to write some again!

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Each day comes
bearing its own gifts ...
Untie the ribbons.

-Ruth Ann Schabacker