The Winter Garden


The Garden in Winter
by Lucy Maud Montgomery
Frosty-white and cold it lies
Underneath the fretful skies;
Snowflakes flutter where the red
Banners of the poppies spread,
And the drifts are wide and deep
Where the lilies fell asleep.

But the sunsets o’er it throw
Flame-like splendor, lucent glow,
And the moonshine makes it gleam
Like a wonderland of dream,
And the sharp winds all the day
Pipe and whistle shrilly gay.

Safe beneath the snowdrifts lie
Rainbow buds of by-and-by;
In the long, sweet days of spring
Music of bluebells shall ring,
And its faintly golden cup
Many a primrose will hold up.

Though the winds are keen and chill
Roses’ hearts are beating still,
And the garden tranquilly
Dreams of happy hours to be­
In the summer days of blue
All its dreamings will come true.


Author: nancybond

A writer, photographer, naturalist from small town Nova Scotia, Canada.

9 thoughts on “The Winter Garden”

  1. Nancy, Yous winter garden, your winter is so different from ours…we are having a big rain, lots of thunder and earlier there was lightening! Sometime I want a bit of snow! Beautiful poem and really lovely photo! Gail

  2. I didn’t think I’d find that much in the garden of interest once the frost hit. But I have! I’m surprised to find that with a camera in hand, you look at things from a whole new perspective. And by looking more closely at everything, you find beauty you would otherwise have missed!

  3. You are killing me with snow here….it’s 60 degrees right now. Your picture melted on my screen. Do you think I’ll be sorry I said that in February? Sometimes we get our biggest snows then and March too. I love that life still beats in the rose hips! Speaking of hips….I need to do something about mine.

    Hey….how are you doing with your Chantix? project;) Want some brownies? Do they make Chantix for chocoholics?

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