Saturday, January 2, 2010

the slender wealth of winter

in the slender
wealth of winter
there are small riches
waiting to be discovered.


i like to read
a similar
in my interpretation of
liu zongyuan's poem

river snow

a thousand hills, but no birds in flight,
ten thousand paths, with no person's tracks.
a lonely boat, a straw-hatted old man,
fishing alone in the cold river snow.


Pauline said...

Love walking in your woods and fields via your camera and words.

steven said...

hi pauline - when i'm on holiday it's one of the many pleasures that i look forward to. the freedom to walk whenever and wherever with my eyes wide open. thanks so much. steven

Anonymous said...

That is the secret Steven. "With my eyes wide open." blessings

steven said...

thanks qmm! a quiet day 'round here. i'm heading down to toronto for the day to see what i can see. have a peaceful day. steven

Crafty Green Poet said...

yes you've just got to know where to look, i love winter's treasures.

Have a happy new year!

Barry said...

The first photo especially is both lyrical and exotic Steven. Very unexpected. I like it.

Enjoy your day in Toronto and be sure to wave as you're going past Scarborough.

ellen abbott said...

Love the picture at the top. Enjoy the rest of your holiday.

The romantic query letter and the happy-ever-after said...

Todays post reads of a sort of sweet melancholy if that makes any sense and the photos are lovely. Also my thank to you for your advice with my novelette "Strange" I'm grateful for your input.
Warm regards,

Joanna said...

Serene photos Steven. Thanks for the window into your world.

Reya Mellicker said...

Best post title ever! Oh yeah. Winter is thin, but so so beautiful. I like sparse. xx

Alaine said...

It's the only way to walk! Love Rumi's thought in your sidebar; when I get down, instead of wondering what it's all about, I'll remember it. Thank you, Steven. xa

Delwyn said...

Just lovely Steven

happy days

Jenny Stevning said...

...simply lovely... :)

Angie Muresan said...

I am ready to discover them too!