January 25, 2021

Winter Spirituality III

Winter Barn (2015)

Winter Spirituality III

Thoughtful for Winter’s future sorrow,
Its gloom and scarcity;
Prescient to-day, of want to-morrow,
Toiled quiet Memory.

‘Tis she that from each transient pleasure
Extracts a lasting good;
‘Tis she that finds, in summer, treasure
To serve for winter’s food.

And when Youth’s summer day is vanished,
And Age brings Winter’s stress,
Her stores, with hoarded sweets replenished,
Life’s evening hours will bless.


From Winter Stores by Charlotte Brontë


  1. My parents are very much in the stage of recounting memories. For me it is time to listen, again and again. The memories are mostly joyous.

  2. Ronald Avra says

    I’m learning to savor and protect transient pleasures.

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