Friday, December 29, 2006

Holidays

The holiest of all holidays are those
Kept by ourselves in silence and apart;
The secret anniversaries of the heart,
When the full river of feeling overflows;--
The happy days unclouded to their close;
The sudden joys that out of darkness start
As flames from ashes; swift desires that dart
Like swallows singing down each wind that blows!
White as the gleam of a receding sail,
White as a cloud that floats and fades in air,
White as the whitest lily on a stream,
These tender memories are;--a fairy tale
Of some enchanted land we know not where,
But lovely as a landscape in a dream.
---Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
This is a photo I took of the fog rolling in as the sun went down over our field. I'll be back blogging soon with words of my own and more photos. Wishing you all a joyous New Year!

8 comments:

Maija said...

Beautiful and haunting....I hope you new year is full of happiness!

Sharon said...

Hi there Katie

How lovely to find that you have a blog... I found you through Cloth,paper,scissors... I was taken by one of your designs in the Winter edition and made my own version of it...

May you have a wonderful New Year on your side of the world...

ornamentea said...

Beautiful poem and photo.

nina said...

very very beautiful, dear friend. i am wishing you a radiant new year filled with love, hope, clarity, peace, and happiness. much love - xoxo

lisakaus said...

Hi Katie,
Just a note to wish you a Happy New Year filled with love and joy...I really enjoy your work and look foreward to seeing more... Would love to have an original too.. Cheers!

eb said...

Happy New Year Katie - your blog and your creations are beautiful - very inspiring - I'll be back - eb.

Marie said...

Happy New Year to you and yours Sweet Friend. Hope to see you sometime in 2007.
hugs and love
Marie

Pam said...

Beautiful photo Katie - Happy New Year :)