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Poem by Claude McKay


To Winter


Stay, season of calm love and soulful snows! 
There is a subtle sweetness in the sun, 
The ripples on the streams breast gaily run, 
The wind more boisterously by me blows, 
And each succeeding day now longer grows. 
The birds a gladder music have begun, 
The squirrel, full of mischief and of fun, 
From maples topmost branch the brown twig throws. 
I read these pregnant signs, know what they mean: 
I know that thou art making ready to go. 
Oh stay! I fled a land where fields are green 
Always, and palms wave gently to and fro, 
And winds are balmy, blue brooks ever sheen, 
To ease my heart of its impassioned woe.



Claude McKay

Poem Theme: Winter

Claude McKay's other poems:
  1. Through Agony
  2. Memorial
  3. Thirst
  4. One Year After
  5. Enslaved


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  • William Blake To Winter (" Winter! bar thine adamantine doors")

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