Monday, December 20, 2010

Through the Window


There is a house I daily pass
With finger marks on the window glass.

(Shadows of moments happily whiled
Away in the sun by a little child.)

The wide beveled panes next door to it are
Curtained and free of blemish, or scar.

If choice were given to any, who
Would waver a moment between the two?

For as fast as it's smudged, a mother then
May clean a glass til it shines again.

But none may burnish to brighter glints
Panes never soiled by small hand prints.

by Ethel Romig Fuller, Kitchen Sonnets

Photo ~ My Christmas tree through the window.


Jeanie said...

This may be the most beautiful tree ever. It is most certainly the most lovely of photos.

Catching up. It's nice to be back!`

Adrienne said...

Your tree is gorgeous! I know because I sat beside it just a few days ago! When I pulled up in front of your house and saw your tree through the window I could hardly wait to see it upclose. It's wonderful!

Deanna said...

May you have a very Merry Christmas and a great New Year!

The Christmas tree is gorgeous! Beautiful!

God bless,
d from homehaven

La Tea Dah said...

A beautiful poem which gives one much to think about. I would take the tiny finger streaks any day! I think the verse applies not only to children, but our pets. The outside of my sliding door is so hard to keep clean! There are schnauzer nose prints in a streaked line at nose height!

Beautiful tree! I believe in Christmas! May it bring you much joy.


Angela McRae said...

What a beautiful poem -- and photo! I love the idea of taking a Christmas tree photo from the outside looking in!

Marion Williams-Bennett said...

I just love looking at Christmas trees through windows! There's an building near us with three floors and bay windows - and on each floor in the window is a beautiful tree.

Thank you for the beautiful poem!

So much joy!

Cathy said...

A beautiful and magical photo, Marilyn.

Kathy Walker said...

Beautiful! I love to see everybody's trees. It is so much fun.

Time Traveling in Costume said...

It's magical! Brings out the childish delight in me.

Tracy said...

Just LOVE this image, Marilyn! Your holiday tree is so lovely... extra dreamy seeing if through the window. Thanks for the fun, cozy glow today... :o) ((HUGS))

somepinkflowers said...


The Magic
of the Thru The Window Shot!

must ~~~run
and look at my tree from outside
as i rarely do!

thanks for THAT, missy!
you are the best
at noticing....


{{ your tree is heavenly, BTW }}

Baracka said...

beautiful tree.. and beautiful words.. thanks for sharig may god bring you all your hearts desire this holiday season..blessings.

Donna and Miss Spenser said...

Stunning photography work!! Beautiful!!

Jeanne said...

Beautiful tree and verse.
I love looking at beautiful Christmas trees and decorations.

Love you
Merry Christmas my friend
Love Jeanne♥

parTea lady said...

Your tree looks beautiful - what a great photo. Thanks for the poem -with my two grandsons home for Christmas break, it's just what I needed to hear. :-)

Relyn Lawson said...

Now that is a fabulous picture!