Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Twelve Moons of the Year. Hal Borland. Significant Sentences.

Significant sentences from The Twelve Moons of the Year by Hal Borland, a chronology of the New England seasons.

"...until the killer-wind has died, we live beleaguered." p. 6.

"The whine of snow underfoot on a brittle-cold day...." p. 7.

"The really shivery whine of snow is seldom heard its best under the runners of a sleigh on a winter night." p. 7.

"...the voice of ice...cold thunder...." p. 7.

"...on a frigid night with a late moon and glittering stars...." p. 8.

"...winter's moon is queen of the sky...bansihes all but the brightest stars...." p. 9.

"The January a distinct and icy moon that glitters the hills and glints the frozen valleys." p. 9.

"Pines and that is twice as green against the snow." p. 9.

"The color of that mysterious chlorophyll which makes food of water and air and sunlight even now, even when the sunlight is thin, when lakes are ice and frost seals the earth." p. 10.

"Their kind [pines and hemlocks] knew the ice ages, winters ten thousand years long." p. 10.

"Maybe the blue jays don't migrate to Georgia and points south because they know how handsome they are against a snowy background." p. 10.

"...the jay often looks like a fat, pompous alderman." p. 10.

"Ice...the glare of a sleety road." p. 11.

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