Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Art & Poetry, I

Melanie over at The Wine Dark Sea has made a new year's resolution to try to put up a post every day of 2014 with a picture of art and a poem and has asked others to join her. I'm not going to even pretend that I could do it every day, but I would like to join her in spirit and will try to put up a post every now and then.

To start off though, here is my very favorite poem:

Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

Whose woods these are I think I know.  
His house is in the village though;  
He will not see me stopping here  
To watch his woods fill up with snow.  

My little horse must think it queer  
To stop without a farmhouse near  
Between the woods and frozen lake  
The darkest evening of the year.  

He gives his harness bells a shake  
To ask if there is some mistake.  
The only other sound’s the sweep  
Of easy wind and downy flake.  

The woods are lovely, dark and deep,  
But I have promises to keep,  
And miles to go before I sleep,  
And miles to go before I sleep.

Pine Forest in Snow
By Ansel Adams

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful pairing and perfect for this time of year. Stopping by Woods never grows old. One of those poems I have memorized and love to recite. And Ansel Adams is stunningly beautiful. Always reminds me of my freshman year roommate who had a bunch of his prints hung on our dorm room wall.