Thursday, 16 January 2014

"WHITE CLIFFS IV"- Contemporary Abstract Winter Landscape Painting- Acrylic & Mixed Media on 19.75" x 19.75" x 2" Deep Cradle Wood Panel by artist Cristina Del Sol

The Snow Man

by Wallace Stevens

"One must have a mind of winter
To regard the frost and the boughs
Of the pine-trees crusted with snow;

And have been cold a long time
To behold the junipers shagged with ice,
The spruces rough in the distant glitter

Of the January sun; and not to think
Of any misery in the sound of the wind,
In the sound of a few leaves,

Which is the sound of the land
Full of the same wind
That is blowing in the same bare place

For the listener, who listens in the snow,
And, nothing himself, beholds
Nothing that is not there and the nothing that is."


© Cristina Del Sol

I feel very fortunate to live in a rural area with a river and small mountains and cliffs across my house, where the inspiration is always there, changing every hour of the 

See all my "Contemporary Landscapes" in my Website


  1. Interesting poem. The natural beauty is inspiring.. It's always a pleasure to view you site Cristina!

    1. And is always a pleasure to read your wonderful comments Betsy!
      Thank you!