Friday, January 14, 2011

Simply Stunning

Recently, we've been studying Romanticism in one of my English classes. I'm a big fan of Romantic poetry . . . I'm a Marianne Dashwood in that sense, you could say.

Take the way nature is described in Wordsworth's "Tintern Abbey" or "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud," or Keat's "Ode to a Nightingale." It's just beautiful.

I wonder what sort of verses Romantic poets would write if they could see what I saw today:

The perfect stillness of barren trees amidst fields of purest snow,
The majesty of Timpanogos rising in white and silver splendor,
Framed by a sky of rosy peach, tinted with heaven's blue.

If the Romantics had seen the beauties of the Rockies in winter, they would have written masterpieces.

Winter is beautiful.


  1. You are a great writer Megan... And yesterday WAS especially beautiful! Especially at night, the mountains were glowing!

    Also, I need to hear your boys bathroom story sometime soon. :)

  2. agree with mountains being beautiful...and I LOVE romanticist poems! *sigh*