Thursday, November 14, 2013


The cutest winter birdie. #thankstarget #fivedollar

Dust of Snow
Robert Frost

The way a crow
Shook down on me
The dust of snow
From a hemlock tree

Has given my heart
A change of mood
And saved some part
Of a day I had rued.

Encourage one another,


  1. I was going to sit back on my heels and let someone else post - I am often your early bird here. But I cannot hold back -- I love love love this little birdie. I have a fondness for decorative birdies. It's true.

    I've said it before, many of us QLCS folks have - but thank you again for posting lovely poems. I feel richer for it. This one especially resonates with me as I was watching closely a crow (a big fella) near the train tracks, hopping about and making his funny noises at us.

    No snow here yet -- but it's cold enough to have some. I'm happy to wait :-)

    1. Anonymous6:22 AM

      Somebody has to be the Hermione Granger and raise their hand first....and everyone loves Hermione!! :)

      Mary Z

    2. aw shucks Mary - you know the way to my heart. :-)

  2. I'd be lonely without you Swiss Miss! Thank you for always leaving a comment.

  3. Anonymous1:03 PM

    My favorite winter poem. Thank you for posting it. Many years ago I had to look up the word rued in the dictionary because I didn't know what it meant and found that it means regretted. I love the thought that this crow turned Robert Frost's day around for him. He was able to view the simplest things in life with such eloquence.

    Debbie Z.

  4. Anonymous1:07 PM

    Lovely poem…cutie pie birdie standing before the Boucher Motto…made me think:
    "To everything (Turn, Turn, Turn)
    There is a season (Turn, Turn, Turn)
    And a time to every purpose, under Heaven"
    The Byrds
    love and prayers, jep

    1. The Byrds.... And the writer of Ecclesiastes. Solomon, according to some.

    2. Anonymous1:38 PM

      Yes, so true Steph…and I should have added:
      Words from the Book of Ecclesiastes
      Music by Pete Seeger
      Thanks for setting things straight! ;-) jep

    3. Jep! I just think it's so thrilling that words of scripture get so much radio play!! :) Ancient Words, ever true.. Changing me and changing you! :) You always ALWAYS share the most brilliant stuff. I wish I could come for a day and sit at your feet! :)

    4. WORD. Nodding my head and agreeing - jep you bring good stuff here.

      As do you, dear Steph. :-)

    5. Anonymous8:07 PM

      God willing some day I am bringing my fisherman husband to the land of many lakes Wisconsin and it will be I who sit and learn from you faith-filled young ones. Wisconsin, the land of beautiful people (did you say that first Susan?)…beautiful in body and soul. You inspire me here. love and prayers, jep

  5. Anonymous1:33 PM

    Love the poem. Have to disagree with Kid President to say "Very cool, Robert Frost!!" :)

    Mary Z

    1. Mary, I will often say out loud when something bugs me "Not Cool, Robert Frost" ala Kid President -- and have gotten the strangest looks! I've had to reign myself in :-)

  6. Anonymous1:53 PM

    My sister would love this birdie - would you mind sharing where you found him?

    1. Target. Five dollars. cheep

    2. Cheep. Cheep. Funny Donna (-:

      Love the birdie! Love the poem. But most of all love all these comments.

      Late to the party, but enjoying it just the same.


  7. Donna, I love the poems you share with us. Thank you!

  8. Love Robert Frost. I like your blog. You make us think. Are you still doing your book study on Dietrich Bonhoeffer? I would probably not have read that book if it hadn't been for your blog.


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