11/11/2013

The Quickening

Detail from a 1606 etching by 
Antonio Tempesta (Italian, Florence 1555–1630 Rome)


expectant clouds swell

gravid with winter's chill seed

 Chione labors





* Chione is a minor Greek goddess of snow.

4 comments:

Brian Miller said...

i can only hope for snow...ha...
trust me i have been doing the snow dance....smiles.

Janice said...

And so...just like that, you have snow!

Tara R. said...

"winter's chill seed..." What a wonderful description.

Tom said...

is it spring yet?