Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Seasons Greetings

Cecil Collins

by Emily Brontë

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 dear can move me;
I will not, cannot go.

All snowed in again, pipes frozen, laptop down with virus...but after all's said and done, it doesn't really matter! I started reading The Passage by Justin Cronin - it could afford lose about a hundred pages and a dozen characters but it's a real page turner and I can't put it a bit of snow doesn't really compare to legions of vampire virals that stalk the world I actually reside in at the moment!

Merry Christmas, Seasons Greetings!

Blessed Solstice and Keep Warm!

Don't forget to feed the birds! (And your family!)

...See you on the other side... X


Brigid said...

Glad you lost yourself in literature, Niamh.
What a stylish post, a lovely image and beautiful poem.
Wishing you and yours a Nollaig Shona, see you in 2011!

Niamh B said...

Have a great seasonal time Niamh!!

All the best for next year!!!

Old Kitty said...

I'm so worried about the birdies - I refilled my bird feeder a weeks ago now and normally the feeder is empty by the end of the week but this last time - the feeder is still quite full. I just hope the birds are ok!!

Oh what a brilliant poem - brilliant - thank you!!

And oooh - great review for the Passage!!

Have a GREAT AND FABULOUS CHRISTMAS!!!!!!! Stay safe and warm!!

Take care

Words A Day said...

Nollaig Shona Brigid, all the best till 2011! And happy writing!

Niamh B
You too Niamh, hope you have agreat christmas!

Old Kitty
Yes you'd feel sorry for them in this cold...its survival of the fittest out there!

Hope you and Charlie have a lovely and warm chritmas time too!

Peter Goulding said...

Hi Niamh, a merry Christmas to you and yours

Jan Morrison said...

we have no snow but I will feed the birds today - thanks for reminding me - have a wonderful holiday and see you on the t'other side too.

ninotaziz said...

Dear Niamh,

Merry Christmas!

Talli Roland said...

Yikes, I do hope you stay warm and your pipes get sorted out.

Hope you had a great Christmas. And have a happy New Year!

Padraic Murray said...

Thanks for all the great work in 2010. I hope 2011 (two eleven, zero eleven?) will be even better. Lovely atmospheric poem. Hope the computer is feeling better. Happy New Year. P.

Jayne said...

Hello! Hope your pipes have de-frozen and viruses have mended themselves! Thanks for posting the poem - hope you are having a lovely festive season.