Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Winter Night



When that cold..midnight blue canvas
Unfurls blank..before you..
When the cold outside..
Contrasts the warmth inside
When the wind
Whistles
And rattles
The window
As the snow
does blow
And churn
I
do turn
Inwards..
Into the words
That always warm
Forget the storm
The logs burning
Reading and learning
Surrounding and warming
Huddling and yawning
The type of feeling that can only be produced by
a
.....long
.........winter
....................night.



This piano concerto by Beethoven - The Moonlight Sonata is what got me hooked on Classical Music. When I was 14 I found a cassette with it and I was mesmerized by the haunting beauty..

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12 Comments:

Blogger chav said...

Oh!!! Halevai that there would be snow this year!!! (That nebby flurry last week doesn't count.)

Chestnuts Friday night, cozy fires, family all together - yum!

January 18, 2007 12:41 AM  
Blogger ~ Sarah ~ said...

cold weather like that feels like a distant memory... it's so hot here :P

off to winter soon though.

January 18, 2007 3:32 AM  
Blogger No Majo, please said...

Beautiful poem and of course the "Mondscheinsonate" of Beethoven is the BEST. I played it on piano. My favourite piece of Beethoven....

January 18, 2007 12:26 PM  
Blogger It's All Good Now said...

I like the way the cold makes us bundle up, in the metaphysical sense as well as in the physical.

January 18, 2007 1:31 PM  
Blogger Stacey said...

I love Moonlight Sonata! I am trying to stay warm down here. Hope you are too!

January 18, 2007 2:01 PM  
Blogger rebeccabeth said...

Mesmerized by the haunting beauty of your writing.
I am most definitely a fan!

January 18, 2007 5:12 PM  
Blogger anonym00kie said...

really beautiful, the poem and the song.
its amazing how even the weather forces us into this cycle of ingesting and then digesting. summer is all about the outdoors, taking in, outgoing experience and then the winter is when we turn inwards, refocus, regroup. hard to say which is more important, but its impossible to get along without one of the two.. its great to realize the beauty, necessity of this turning inwards.

January 18, 2007 6:47 PM  
Blogger the only way i know said...

i'm going to curl up with a hot cocoa.. and your post
:)

January 18, 2007 7:49 PM  
Blogger Moiy-rah said...

goshness... this topic is nursing home type...so...which kinda soup you like bettih, split pea, or mushroom barley, eh? what kinda old man are you... remembering when you were 14?

and something tells me that you dont have a fire place. heh heh. ( a fireplacewannaBeer :)

-moiy

btw- cool shape of post

January 18, 2007 9:40 PM  
Blogger David_on_the_Lake said...

chav...
yum is right..
Its crazy..January 19 and no snowww


Sarah...
oh it'll come...it'll come..have no fear

no majo...
Danke Schoen..
konnen sie das schpielen fur mihr?

itsall...
so true...thats why its so good

stacey...
oh...nature is not exactly making it too hard to stay warm this year..

rebecca...
Thanks for stopping by...and ur kind words

m00kie...
you have a such a clear way of seeing things..and then such a wonderful of letting us see what ur seeing..Its a gift I say

towik...
ooooh sounds good..

moiy...
ever the skeptic...That picture is of MY fireplace ahem...
and in case u were curious..I'll take mushroom barley..

January 18, 2007 10:17 PM  
Blogger Lvnsm27 said...

Enjoyed it immencely. I love hearing the wind outside. And being warm inside drinking hot chocholate.

January 19, 2007 4:43 AM  
Blogger David_on_the_Lake said...

lvnsm...
mmm exactly..

January 19, 2007 11:07 AM  

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