Snow Falling Today
Hello! Boy, is it ever coming down out there this afternoon. I just fed the birds from a fresh bag of seeds I bought this morning. Of course, the blue jay showed up to the feeder first and flung that seed, more costly now than diamonds, far and wide across the backyard.
As I post this, the sparrows and chickadees are frantically digging down into the powdery, new-fallen snow to retrieve that precious sustenance before it is buried too deep to find.
It’s a good day to be an indoor, domestic creature, or the sparrow flitting around in the steel rafters of the local Walmart earlier today. (I’m glad it’s not my job to remove that happy little bird from the ceiling of the store.)
Desert Places – by Robert Frost (1874-1973)
Snow falling and night falling fast, oh, fast
In a field I looked into going past,
And the ground almost covered smooth in snow,
But a few weeds and stubble showing last.
The woods around it have it — it is theirs.
All animals are smothered in their lairs.
I am too absent-spirited to count;
The loneliness includes me unawares.
And lonely as it is that loneliness
Will be more lonely ere it will be less —
A blanker whiteness of benighted snow
With no expression, nothing to express.
They cannot scare me with their empty spaces
Between stars — on stars where no human race is.
I have it in me so much nearer home
To scare myself with my own desert places.
Thanks for dropping by. Enjoy your evening, wherever you are. – Lori 🙂