Yesterday when we woke up and looked out the window it was delightful. More snow has fallen during the night and everything was cover with magical withe snow. It was like in fairy tails, white roofs, white streets, trees and branches… oh my. Really didn’t see something beautiful for a long time.
And that magic white scenery inspired me to share with you some Waldorf verses and Winter Circle Play.
King winter now is in the land,
He reigns with cold and freezing hand,
He makes Jack Frost touch nose and toe
And brings us white and shining snow.
Now King Winter calls the snow
To come and dance as cold winds blow:
“Now, my snowflakes, come to me,
See this bare and lonely tree.
Come and dance for this delight,
Clothe him in the purest white.”
Come little snowflakes, dance throughout the air,
Making the world so pure and fair, light and bright,
Sparkling white, soft as the wings of the dove in flight.
So silently, softly the snowflakes fly
Down from the cold and darkening sky:
Gently they whisper, soft as can be,
To the bare and lonely tree:
“Now we’ll give you, little tree,
A lovely gift for all to see,
When next the woodsman comes this way
You’ll shine in glistening white array.”
The snow fell softly in the night,
All the world was glist’ning white,
The angels from the stars looked down
On Mother Earth’s new shining gown,
The moonbeams danced down silently
And kissed each sparkling branch and tree.
Waft we softly, lightly falling-
Leave the sky, for earth is calling!
Softly sift we o’er the mountains,
Fold the forest, fold the fountains.
Each of us a tiny star,
Sent to earth from heaven afar,
Weave a magic mantle even,
Soft and smooth as clouds in heaven.
Wash the dishes,
Wipe the dishes,
Ring the bell for the tea;
Three good wishes,
Three good kisses –
Thank you for my tea!