Thursday, January 20, 2011

Dining with the Snow Queen

Jagged icicles and glittering snow,

restless winds around us blow.

Stealth and quiet, we must not be seen

if we are to catch sight of the Snow Queen.


Utterly forbidden it is to see her face,

to trespass in her hallowed abiding place.

If caught, to eternal winter consigned

to  be imprisoned until time out of mind.


Bitter chill and shards of ice,

for all that shall we pay the price?

Frost like a mirror, smooth as glass,

in truth we are at an impasse.


Oh please tell, do we dare to go on

or should we quickly have withdrawn? 

Ominous shivers down us creep

as we anticipate what we shall reap. 


She rides from out of the distance,

from a land of timeless existance.

White horses pull her crystal sleigh,

from her destination she does not sway.


Ermine trimmed cape blowing in the breeze,

who can say what her arctic gaze sees?

Sparkling snowflakes cling to her gown,

while below in the valley lies the sleeping town.


Ethereal and beautiful in her icy glory,

truly not a fairy tale or other story.

Shimmering crystal, etched with a snowflake,

a crown of ice …it’s her, no mistake.


Neither to the left nor to the right

does she look during her swift flight.

Not the tiniest sound do we make,

nor movement, our life not to forsake.


Then ever so slowly, she nears our hiding spot,

shock, anger and a glower we received not. 

Instead a sublime smile, a wave and a wink,

then to our surprise, she was gone in a blink.


Amazing, no imprisonment or fuss,

what about all the stories told to us?

Imagine our shock and surprise to find

The Snow Queen was actually quite kind.


The Snow Queen graciously thanks you for visiting with her today and she hopes you’ll come back soon! 


She’s joining in with Susan over at Between Naps on the Porch for another Tablescape Thursday.  Why don’t you join us too?



Kay said...

What a lovely story to go along with your table. Love your pretty lady centerpiece and all the icy looking items you used. Very special! Kay

Denise said...

That centerpiece is BEAUTIFUL. What an amazing job you've done.
The Snow Queen has a lovely face. She is really quite special. And I love the star/snowflake shaped candles. I also like how you combined both the check napkin and the snowflake one. Good eye on that one. I don't think I'd have thought to put the two patterns together.
Keep creating so we all can enjoy.

Johanna said...

this is a fantastic tablescape theme and you made everything wonderful. I love the icy look of everything. The Snow Queen is abeautiful figurine and everything is so inviting. Very elegant.
Greetings, Johanna

Tricia@The Dull and the Dutiful said...

This table is just gorgeous! I love all the icy elements and the cool blue and white scheme. That first photo of the whole table is just stunning!

allisamazing said...

What an absolutely beautiful tablescape. ~Alana~

a moderate life said...

Hi Dreamgoddess! Thank you so much for visiting me at a moderate life. I wanted to return the favor. I am always amazed, as a food blogger, but the talent and skill of tablescaping! You really did an amazing job evoking a lovely winter mood, and your beautiful story just adds to it! thanks so much for sharing this with us. I am now following your blog. All the best, Alex

Dining Delight said...

Dream, this is just lovely! What a beautiful Snow Queen you have to go with the terrific poem - both are fantastic! I really like how you made the icicles come up from the snow around her. The blue colour is so soft and pretty and goes wonderfully with the "snow" theme!


J said...

How beautiful...have a wonderful weekend!

Thanks too, for stopping by my blog. :)

Kathleen said...

Hi DG, I missed this one! Love the colors, and what a beautiful centerpiece!