Thursday, January 5, 2012


Onward through the snow
the gleaming runners of the speeding troika go
though the steppes be wide
though the night wind blows
~ Joel Hayden

Illustration from Die Gartenlaube, 1891 ("The Garden Arbor")
by E. Ravel

Old Prague corners
by Jakub Schikaneder (1855–1924)

Davos in Snow
by Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (1880–1938)

Snowball Fight and Snowman
by Hans Dahl (1849–1937)

by Kelly Angard

by Frans Wilhelm Odelmark

Nichiren Going into Exile on the Island of Sado
by Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797–1861)

Addendum: You can find the song Onward through the Snow, referenced at the top of this post, on Christine Lavin's Christmas album.

1 comment:

Highway said...

Think it's gonna snow soon, do you? :-)

The Kuniyoshi work is absolutely beautiful, but I must admit that the Chimney-Sweep has an immense amount of oomph to it. I can *feel* the cold and the danger the chimney sweep faces. A very powerful piece.