Wednesday, December 16, 2009

"All the complicated details..."

Winter Trees

by William Carlos Williams

All the complicated details
of the attiring and
the disattiring are completed!
A liquid moon
moves gently among
the long branches.
Thus having prepared their buds
against a sure winter
the wise trees
stand sleeping in the cold.

Het Pelsken, Peter Paul Rubens, 1636-38


stella p said...

Thank you! Nice to start a (very) cold day with these words, and a cup of hot tea

Mary said...

I love that one.