Elizabeth Melton Parsons


Winter – Poem and Painting




A Winter Jingle

 The soft wind blows

Across the snows,

And turns the palest face to rose;

The wind it goes

Where no one knows,

Like water round the world it flows;

The sunlit air is warm and light

Though all the earth be wrapped in white.

But owlets shrill

Shriek round the hill

When twilight fades, and all is still;

The keen gusts fill

The frozen rill

With treacherous snowdrifts deep and chill;

The wanderer findeth small delight

In crossing there at dead of night.

Poem by Sir Edmund William Gosse

Painting by Elizabeth Melton Parsons


Author: Elizabeth Melton Parsons

I'm a novelist, poet, and artist. I love books, nature, art, and gardening. I'm a rock hound and there's a photo of me with a cool fossil rock on my about page, I take a lot of nature pictures. The background here is one of mine. Unfortunately I recently lost my wonderful husband, but I'm grateful to have the blessing of two beautiful sons. elizabethmeltonparsons.wordpress.com is © Elizabeth Melton Parsons 2007-2018. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Elizabeth Melton Parsons with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

15 thoughts on “Winter – Poem and Painting

  1. very pretty


  2. You picked the perfect poem for your elegant painting.

    Blessings ~ Wendy


  3. Wonderful poem and painting.My wife and l just returened from our Alaska Cruise ,.Your words reminded me of snow and the pure waterfalls there.Thank you for liking my post.(loving my woman) Jalal


  4. Lovely painting , the color palette conveys the softness of the wind in the poem .


  5. The painting is stunning, really beautifully done. The color is lovely and reflective almost! The poem isn’t bad either!!

    Thanks so much for sharing!


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