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Poem by Edith Nesbit


February


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 Monk
  2. This Desirable Mansion
  3. Out of Hope
  4. The Spider Queen
  5. The Choice


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?")

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