Poetry: Rossetti – In the Bleak Midwinter

In the bleak mid-winterFrosty wind made moan;Earth stood hard as iron,Water like a stone;Snow had fallen, snow on snow,Snow on snow,In the bleak mid-winterLong ago. I know very few poems by Christina Rossetti, but her winter and Christmas poems and songs have found a special place in my heart, and this one more than most. …

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Poetry: Longfellow – Snow-flakes

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 …

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Poetry: Shakespeare – Sonnet 73

"This thou perceiv’st, which makes thy love more strong, To love that well which thou must leave ere long." Let us love well and rejoice in these days that we have while we walk them, taking in stride all that the seasons bring with them. #Sonnet73

Repost: Hymns – See, Amid the Winter’s Snow

We can find joy and comfort in the hymn “See Amid the Winter’s Snow” in which we celebrate the birth of Christ and the dawn of Redemption in our …Rose: Hymns – See, Amid the Winter’s Snow Edward Caswall was born to a distinct Anglican family in July of 1814 in Hampshire, England. He attended …

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