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Poem by Robert Burns


Winter


THE wintry wast extends his blast,
  And hail and ram does blaw;
Or the stormy north sends driving forth
  The blinding sleet and snaw:
While, tumbling brown, the burn comes down,
  And roars frae bank to brae:
And bird and beast in covert rest,
  And pass the heartless day.

The sweeping blast, the sky oercast,
  The joyiess winter-day,
Let others fear, to me more dear
  Than all the pride of May:
The tempests howl, it soothes my soul,
  My griefs it seems to join;
The leafless trees my fancy please,
  Their fate resembles mine!

Thou Powr Supreme, whose mighty scheme
  These woes of mine fulfil,
Here, firm, I rest,-they must be best,
  Because they are Thy will!
Then all I want (Oh! do thou grant
  This one request of mine!)
Since to enjoy thou dost deny,
  Assist me to resign.



                      Robert Burns


Robert Burns's other poems:
  1. The Bonnie Lass of Albany
  2. Peg-A-Ramsey
  3. Bannocks O Barley
  4. Damon And Sylvia
  5. On Cessnock Banks


Poems of the other poets with the same name:

  • William Shakespeare Winter ("When icicles hang by the wall")
  • Dante Rossetti Winter ("How large that thrush looks on the bare thorn-tree!")
  • Robert Southey Winter ("A wrinkled crabbed man they picture thee")
  • Samuel Johnson Winter ("No more the morn with tepid rays")
  • 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")
  • Anne Hunter Winter ("Behold the gloomy tyrants awful form")

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