Garden Bloggers Muse Day – Dec 09

December Moon

Before going to bed
After a fall of snow
I look out on the field
Shining there in the moonlight
So calm, untouched and white
Snow silence fills my head
After I leave the window.
Hours later near dawn
When I look down again
The whole landscape has changed
The perfect surface gone
Criss-crossed and written on
where the wild creatures ranged
while the moon rose and shone.
Why did my dog not bark?
Why did I hear no sound
There on the snow-locked ground
In the tumultuous dark?
How much can come, how much can go
When the December moon is bright,
What worlds of play we’ll never know
Sleeping away the cold white night
After a fall of snow.
–  May Sarton, December Moon

Garden Bloggers’ Muse Day is hosted by Carolyn Choi at Sweet Home and Garden Chicago. There’s nothing in bloom on the balcony right now, and precious little to show from inside as yet, so I thought I would share this photo, taken on a snowy river not far from my home.  Happy December, all!

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9 thoughts on “Garden Bloggers Muse Day – Dec 09

  1. This is lovely, Nancy. There is nothing like a full moon shining on freshly fallen snow–the poem has captured that perfectly. Snow is in the forecast for us this week.

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