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Poem by Edith Nesbit


THE trees stand brown against the gray,
The shivering gray of field and sky;
The mists wrapt round the dying day
The shroud poor days wear as they die:
Poor day, die soon, who lived in vain,
Who could not bring my Love again!

Down in the garden breezes cold
Dead rustling stalks blow chill between;
Only, above the sodden mould,
The wallflower wears his heartless green
As though still reigned the rose-crowned year
And summer and my Love were here.

The mists creep close about the house,
The empty house, all still and chill;
The desolate and trembling boughs
Scratch at the dripping window sill:
Poor day lies drowned in floods of rain,
And ghosts knock at the window pane. 

Edith Nesbit

Poem Themes: Winter, February

Edith Nesbit's other poems:
  1. The Stolen God
  2. The Champion
  3. Philosophy
  4. The Vault
  5. Sea-Shells

Poems of the other poets with the same name:

  • Thomas Chatterton February ("Begin, my muse, the imitative lay")
  • John Payne February ("HOW long, o Lord, how long the Winter's woes?")
  • Louisa Bevington February ("NOW are the days of greyness and of gloom")

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