Tuesday, February 21, 2012

In An Old Barn

Barn outside Lyons, CO


In an Old Barn
Tons upon tons the brown-green fragrant hay 
O'erbrims the mows beyond the time-warped eaves, 
Up to the rafters where the spider weaves,  
Though few flies wander his secluded way.  
Through a high chink one lonely golden ray,  
Wherein the dust is dancing, slants unstirred.  
In the dry hush some rustlings light are heard,  
Of winter-hidden mice at furtive play.  
Far down, the cattle in their shadowed stalls,  
Nose-deep in clover fodder's meadowy scent,  
Forget the snows that whelm their pasture streams,  
The frost that bites the world beyond their walls.  
Warm housed, they dream of summer, well content  
In day-long contemplation of their dreams.

-- Charles G. D. Roberts

Happy Tuesday!

Nancy

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38 comments:

  1. I love this old barn, but it doesn't look like it could give much respite from the cold.

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    1. It does look pretty drafty, but maybe it's open to the shorter side building that gives some warmth. Thanks for visiting.

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  2. Beautiful capture with the snow -- hope you are having a wonderful Tuesday, Nancy. :)

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    1. I am having a wonderful Tuesday. Thank you, Nancy. It's always a pleasure to see your lovely photos. They inspire me!

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  3. I took on almost just like this yesterday, but it had two cows in it. We got our first big snow of the year in VA. I decided on the sledding shots for Our World Tuesday.

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    1. Your sledding shots are great. Hope to see the barn and the cows soon. Thanks for visiting.

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  4. Good one, n the poem goes perfectly with it!

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    1. Thanks. I like the stone barn on your blog.

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  5. Great pic and love the poem-perfect!!~~Rain

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    1. Thanks. You have some great photos on your blog. The winter scene with the old chair covered with snow next to the pink flamingo is fun. Thanks for visiting.

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  6. I live in CO, too - nice to meet you!

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    1. Breckenridge is a beautiful area. Nice to meet you, too. Thanks for stopping by.

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  7. Nice poem that really gets to the heart of a barn... beautiful & one beautiful barn, too!

    Thanks for sharing w/ us at Barn Charm =)

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    1. My pleasure, Tricia. Thanks for hosting Barn Charm. God bless.

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  8. I love the Barns!

    http://theredeemedgardener.blogspot.com/2012/02/2-great-give-aways.html

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    1. Thank you, Linda. I really enjoyed the winter scene you photographed. Lovely.

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  10. Beautiful photo.

    Regards and best wishes

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    1. Thanks and thanks for visiting. Blessings.

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  11. Thanks for the "follow":) After California, Colorado must be the most beautiful state - last time I was there twice for a week I had a view of Twin Peak! Your bran is a great capture!

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    1. Thanks. I agree with you that California's scenery takes first place. Hard to beat an ocean and mountains in the same state. God bless.

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  12. Beautiful charming wood barn with the snow! Love the fenceline~icing on the cake :) Pretty shot.

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    1. Yup. I'd love to see inside. Thanks for stopping by. Love your latest photo of the news shop.

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  14. great shot!! love the snow. (:

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  15. It's an oldie but a goodie! The snow adds a nice touch.

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  16. Great barn which looks even greater in its white blanket.

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    1. Thanks for visiting, Keetha. I loved your barn photo and the story that you shared. Very cool.

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  17. A delightful barn on a snowy day.

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    1. Thanks for visiting and commenting. I enjoyed your Texas barn. :-)

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  18. Beautiful photo and a lovely poem to go with it!

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