Robert Louis Stevenson (from A Child’s Garden of Verses, 1885)

Late lies the wintry sun a-bed,

A frosty, fiery sleepy-head,

Blinks but an hour or two, and then,

A blood-red orange, sets again.


Before the stars have left the skies,

At morning in the dark I rise,

And shivering in my nakedness,

By the cold candle, bathe and dress.


Close by the jolly fire I sit,

To warm my frozen bones a bit,

Or with a reindeer-sled, explore,

The colder countries round the door.


When I go out, my nurse doth wrap,

Me in my comforter and a cap,

The cold wind burns my face, and blows,

Its frosty pepper up my nose.


Black are my steps on silver sod,

Thick blows my frosty breath abroad,

And tree and house, and hill and lake,

Are frosted like a wedding cake.


About maggiemyklebust

I grew up on the Jersey Shore and now live in Norway. I have also lived in Houston and the Netherlands. I have written a memoir called Fly Away Home.

Posted on January 18, 2013, in all things Norsk, Photos and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 22 Comments.

  1. What a lovely idea for a post, Maggie! πŸ™‚

  2. What a great pairing of beautiful photos and poem, Maggie.

  3. I feel colder just viewing these pics…..but they are lovely. As is the verse!

  4. Wow, really lovely, Maggie. The third picture – the water is like glass and gives the illusion of falling off the edge of the Earth. The last picture is beautiful with the thought a frosted wedding cake. So glad you posted all.

  5. Robert Louis Stevenson would be pleased! Iconic images to accompany the words – brilliant.

  6. This is brilliant, Maggie. I love the way the pics perfectly suit the prose. Well done πŸ˜€

  7. I love how you have the pictures with the poem…I had never heard that one before. I love it!

    Cheers to you,

  8. annie siersema potter

    beautiful just beautiful!

  9. itsallaboutpurple

    i like where you’ve been BUT i love where your going!! gorgeous images, you need to be sharing these!!

  10. Lovely lovely lovely. Am a big fan of embedding poetry in blogging πŸ™‚

  11. The photos are beautiful !!! I amazed how you captured how cold it is in the photos.

  12. Amazing photos! Sheer beauty πŸ™‚

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