winter quote

It’s already another season, the last one of this year. It’s hard to believe, isn’t it?!

Today the winter season begins. It might not be the loveliest season and we might not look forward to it. Especially when it’s windy, grey and rainy as it is now here in Belgium. Still this winter season will surely show us its own beauty and surround us with stillness. And who can resist a quiet white landscape when everything is covered with a cold blanket of snow?

And what about these pearls of ice that dresses this seedpod with a perfect crown and collar of shiny diamonds…


A naked house, a naked moor,

a shivering pool before the door,

a garden bare of flowers and fruit,

and poplars at the garden foot;

such is the place that I live in,

bleak without and bare within.

Yet shall your ragged moors receive

the incomparable pomp of eve,

and the cold glories of the dawn

behind your shivering trees be drawn;

and when the wind from place to place

doth the unmoored cloud galleons chase,

your garden blooms and gleams again

with leaping sun and glancing rain;

here shall the wizard moon ascend

the heavens, in the crimson end

of day’s declining splendour; here,

the army of the stars appear.

The neighbor hollows, dry or wet,

Spring shall with tender flowers beset;

and oft the morning muser see

larks rising from the broomy lea,

and every fairy wheel and thread

of cobweb dew dediamonded.

When daisies go, shall winter time

silver the simple grass with rime;

Autumnal frosts enchant the pool

and make the cart ruts beautiful.

And when snow bright the moor expands,

how shall your children clap their hands!

To make this earth our heritage,

a cheerful and a changeful page,

God’s intricate and bright device

of days and seasons doth suffice.

    R. L. Stevenson


It was rather a long poem instead of a short quote this time, but I really loved his descriptions about winter and how beautiful it looks.

I hope you will enjoy this first day of winter!

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