Thursday, January 26, 2012

Repost of Dining with the Snow Queen

It's been a bit hectic for me the past week and I haven't had much time to take photos for a new post...so I decided to repost one of my favorite table settings from last year.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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or should we quickly have withdrawn?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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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She’s joining in with Susan over at Between Naps on the Porch for another Tablescape Thursday. She's also joining Courtney at French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday. Last, but not least, she's joining Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday. Why don’t you join us too?

Dreamgoddess

6 comments:

lvroftiques said...

Kim what a beautiful table setting! And who could be afraid of that pretty snow queen? *winks* Loved the poem...All about how rumors get started huh? *winks*
Thanks for being such a good friend and offering to take that horrible rug off my hands lol! But I like you far too much to burden you with such an eyesore....Hahahahaha! Vanna

Marigene said...

Beautiful table...the centerpiece is stunning. Thanks for sharing, Kim.

Entertaining Women said...

Beautiful design with a wonderful narrative. Thank you for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

What an elegant tablescape! It took my breath away!!
Hugs,
Deb

Ivy and Elephants said...

Lovely setting, and the poem is magical. We'd love to have your snow queen visit us at WIW and join the party.
Hugs,
Patti

Cynthia said...

What a gorgeous table setting! So magical, and the poem is just as lovely. One of the prettiest settings I've seen.