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Poem by Charles Tennyson Turner


From Harvest to January


The hay has long been built into the stack
And now the grain; anon the hunter's moon
Shall wax and wane in cooler skies, and soon
Again re-orb'd, speed on her wonted track,
To spend her snowy light upon the rack
Of dark November, while her brother Sun
Shall get up later for his eight-hours' run
In that cold section of the Zodiac:
Far from the Lion, from the Virgin far!
Then onward through the last dim month shall go
The two great lights, to where the kalendar
Splits the mid-winter; and the feathery snow
Ushering another spring, with falling flakes
Shall nurse the soil for next year's scythes and rakes.



Charles Tennyson Turner


Charles Tennyson Turner's other poems:
  1. The Lions Skeleton
  2. The Lattice at Sunrise
  3. The Sea-Side Truants
  4. The Rookery
  5. Lettys Globe


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