Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Marble and Chisel

I might just be swallowed up in the beauty, 
literally just outside my back door. 
Pink winter skies in their pale pale skin is always gorgeous, 
but when you add in the powdered mountains, 
the beauty really culminates.

[W]hat a severe yet master artist old Winter is.... 

No longer the canvas and the pigments, 

but the marble and the chisel. 

~John Burroughs, "The Snow-Walkers," 1866