Tuesday, December 1, 2009

in the bleak midwinter ...

my daughter alice sang a rendition of this poem in 2007, her freshman year and the very last time she was able to fit choir into her "electives." there have been no more holiday or other concerts since then, after years and years and years of three girls growing up and singing in our house. the year her choir sang "in the bleak midwinter," i will not lie, i had tears streaming down my face. it is so achingly beautiful, weather read or heard.

i personally hum this melody ALL THE TIME, and a lot lately since it has not snowed yet in my county in wisconsin, and i stress the words "my county" because i have seen snow on the news, been notified by text/phone/email about it falling by my friends and loved ones, and yet I HAVE SEEN NONE IN MY OWN BACKYARD!

today's collage was my last ditch effort at conjuring up some white stuff:

1 comment:

robert said...

No doubt the snows of winter will come soon enough. In our area of Western Canada there has been little yet, but south of us has a blizzard going on as I write.

Your blog caught my eye this morning because of your comments on Christina Rossetti's beautiful carol, "In the Bleak Midwinter."

Today is the 179th anniversary of Rossetti's birth. And if you enjoy reading about the background of our traditional hymns, I invite you to check out my daily blog on the subject, Wordwise Hymns.