Monday, January 19, 2009

"O Winter! ruler of the inverted year,
I crown thee king of intimate delights,
Fireside enjoyments, home-born happiness,
And all the comforts that the lowly roof
Of undisturb'd retirement, and the hours
Of long uninterrupted evening, know."

~William Cowper

illustration courtesy of
"Winter Sunrise" by Carl Valente

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