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Poem by Dante Gabriel Rossetti


Winter


How large that thrush looks on the bare thorn-tree!
A swarm of such, three little months ago,
Had hidden in the leaves and let none know
Save by the outburst of their minstrelsy.
A white flake here and therea snow-lily
Of last night's frostour naked flower-beds hold;
And for a rose-flower on the darkling mould
The hungry redbreast gleams. No bloom, no bee.
The current shudders to its ice-bound sedge;
Nipped in their bath, the stark reeds one by one
Flash each its clinging diamond in the sun:
'Neath winds which for this winter's sovereign pledge
Shall curb great king-masts to the ocean's edge
And leave memorial forest-kings o'erthrown. 



Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Poem Theme: Winter

Dante Gabriel Rossetti's other poems:
  1. The House of Life. Sonnet 61. The Song-Throe
  2. The House of Life. Sonnet 84. Farewell to the Glen
  3. The House of Life. Sonnet 14. Youth's Spring-Tribute
  4. The House of Life. Sonnet 45. Secret Parting
  5. The House of Life. Sonnet 87. Death's Songsters


Poems of the other poets with the same name:

  • William Shakespeare Winter ("When icicles hang by the wall")
  • Robert Southey Winter ("A wrinkled crabbed man they picture thee")
  • Samuel Johnson Winter ("No more the morn with tepid rays")
  • Robert Burns Winter ("THE wintry wast extends his blast")
  • William Morris Winter ("I am Winter, that do keep")
  • Charles Mackay Winter ("When the tempests fly")
  • George Russell Winter ("A DIAMOND glow of winter oer the world")
  • Janet Hamilton Winter ("Loud blaw the wild an' wintry win's")
  • Edith Nesbit Winter ("HOLD your hands to the blaze")
  • Anne Hunter Winter ("Behold the gloomy tyrants awful form")
  • John Lapraik Winter ("STERN Winter comes, with threatning frown")
  • Henry Alford Winter ("Had I the wondrous magic to invest")

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