Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Spellbound

The night is darkening round me,

The wild winds coldly blow;

But a tyrant spell has bound me

And I cannot, cannot go.



The giant trees are bending

Their bare boughs weighed with snow.

And the storm is fast descending,

And yet I cannot go.



Clouds beyond clouds above me,

Wastes beyond wastes below;

But nothing drear can move me;

I will not, cannot go.

- by Emily Bronte

And so it begins again... One year closes, while another opens. Our hopes and expectations are fresh and crisp as this January air. Yet, with only 5 day in, all I really want to do is hibernate ‘til spring… and spend my time reading gorgeous poetry like this piece from Emily Bronte!

12 comments:

Dianne said...

Hmm, perfect choice.
I think of relationships with this one.

Embrace change was last year's vision, I think this one will have to do with embracing choice, saying "No" or "yes"

happy new day

schererart said...

Perfect choice indeed. Beautiful.

otin said...

It goes well with the picture and the time of year.

Shadow said...

hibernation till spring sounds like a damn good idea...

Brian Miller said...

ah, it will be here soon...for now let the wind play its music so the trees can dance in their glittering outfits. smiles.

G-Man said...

Did she live in Canada too?

Maybe she didn't have a Visa?

Do you have a 55?

:-)

Chandrika Shubham said...

Nice idea of reading poetry by Emily Bronte. Hope you enjoy them.
Happy New Year.:)

Mark said...

Great poem, thanks for sharing!

Paula said...

Absolutely breathtaking.

~ Tabitha ~ said...

I feel the same way Felicitas..
I blame it on the weather..lol..
Thank gawd though for writing,reading,blogging and such from the comfort of our warm home.
I am trying everyday to balance my hibernating craving by walking at least twice a day and focusing on my goals..It's hard sometimes but when I do - I feel truly energized.

Yes,that is a nice poem too btw.

happy new year !

Felicitas said...

Happy New Year, everyone.

Dianne - I agree with you on both points!

G-Man - As you can see above, I do indeed have a 55 for you! As far as Ms. Bronte's Visa is concerned... it must have gotten lost in the mail!

Tabitha - Walking is a great idea. And if it warms up a little, I might be tempted to try it - LOL!

Megan "JoyGirl!" Bord said...

I'm with you --- fast forward to spring, please! Although working through a long winter always makes April flowers so much more beautiful.

Great picture, by the way!