Sunday, December 06, 2009

Sunday Stroll Invitation

"Trees
glitter like castles
of ribbons, the broad fields
smolder with light, a passing
creekbed lies
heaped with shining hills;
and though the questions
that have assailed us all day
remain — not a single
answer has been found –
walking out now
into the silence and the light
under the trees,
and through the fields,
feels like one."

From "First Snow" by Mary Oliver

Though Mary Oliver's beautiful poem from American Primitive is entitled "First Snow," the images and wisdom she expresses are true even on the fourth or fifth day of snow in a row. I agree with her; walking out into the winter landscape feels like an answer to questions that have been rattling around inside one's mind.

If you have time this week for a Sunday Stroll, to walk into whatever weather December offers, please about about it on your blog and then come back here with a comment and a link to your post. You may use the Sunday Stroll button at the top of this post on your post or sidebar if you would like. I will add participant names to this post so that other strollers may walk through your garden too. I'll check back as often as my day allows and try to keep the list updated. Enjoy the day!


Look who's strolling today:
Cloudhands at Uncarved Block
Me, here at the Quiet Country House

6 comments:

The Mom said...

What a beautiful winter day.

http://heathershomemaking.blogspot.com/2009/12/for-love-of-snow.html

Jessica said...

I just came inside from a short visit to my backyard. We had our first snow yesterday and awoke to bright sunshine...so, before it melts, I snapped some photos.

Hope you're having a lovely day!

My post is up on both sites, but I'll send you to Wordpress:

http://foursquareschoolhouse.wordpress.com/2009/12/06/sunday-stroll-first-snow-12-06-09/

Everydaywoman said...

Aisling,

I know I haven't strolled in a while, but I'd love to have you and friends join me on a magical trip to the North Pole today!

http://everydaywomanusa.wordpress.com/2009/12/06/sunday-strolljoin-me-on-a-trip-to-the-north-pole/

Hugs,
Ruth

Cloudhands said...

I stepped outside long enough to catch some pictures of our 'First Snow'

Pom Pom said...

It's been snowing all day here and it is freezing. No walk today. I love reading Mary Oliver poems. Thank you, Aisling.

Aisling said...

Thank you all for strolling today! It is pretty all around the country today, I believe!

Pom Pom, I found the book American Primitive at a used book sale at my library a few years ago. I just love her poetry... so real, and organic. It's good stuff!

Thanks for visiting!