Snow-Flakes by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Snow-flakes
BY HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW
Out of the bosom of the Air,
Out of the cloud-folds of her garments shaken,
Over the woodlands brown and bare,
Over the harvest-fields forsaken,
Silent, and soft, and slow
Descends the snow.

Even as our cloudy fancies take
Suddenly shape in some divine expression,
Even as the troubled heart doth make
In the white countenance confession,
The troubled sky reveals
The grief it feels.

This is the poem of the air,
Slowly in silent syllables recorded;
This is the secret of despair,
Long in its cloudy bosom hoarded,
Now whispered and revealed
To wood and field.

Happy New Year!

I love beginnings, a fresh start, a new adventure and promises of open roads and opportunities. Energy, anticipation, and hope are all wrapped up in “firsts.” Oh, the rush of adrenaline as we race into the future.

I am thankful that we begin each new year in the winter season. I seek the winter walks where I meet with silence in the soft snow. As Henry Wadsworth Longfellow penned many years ago, “Out of the bosom of the Air, Out of the cloud-fold of her garments shaken….:

January is my time for reflection, of preparation for all that will come when the earth awakens with spring rains.

Special Note: Snow-Flakes was originally published on my blog, Clanmother!

Published by Rebecca Budd

Lifestyle Blogger, Visual Storyteller, Podcaster, Traveler and Life-long Learner

5 thoughts on “Snow-Flakes by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

    1. Thank you, Liz. I started a new podcast/blog that is only spoken word. It has been a project that I have been thinking about for over 2 years. I am uncertain where this will lead, but when Spotify/Anchor sent me word that videos would appear on Spotify platform, I decided the time was right. The podcasts will be about 2 -3 minutes long. Have your ever thought of recording your poetry and your stories on a podcast. You have a wonderful voice.

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      1. Actually it isn’t a bit time commitment when you are the only one on the podcast. If you are planning to record an audiobook of short stories you can also give snippets on the podcast. I use my iphone voice memo and just upload the file on Anchor. Anchor has music that you can add as a background. As for ongoing basis, consider Stephen Humphreys “A Christmas Carol” which was recorded last Christmas. It is still there to enjoy and no need to add anything more or keep up to a schedule like I do on TTT. “Rebecca’s Reading Room” is going to be flexible on the time schedule – no set time and the intervals in between can be long or short depending on my schedule.

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