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Poem by Anne Hunter


Winter


Behold the gloomy tyrants awful form
Binding the captive earth in icy chains;
His chilling breath sweeps oer the watery plains,
Howls in the blast, and swells the rising storm.

See from its centre bends the rifted tower,
Threatning the lowly vale with frowning pride,
Oer the scared flocks that seek its sheltering side,
A fearful ruin oer their heads to pour.

While to the cheerful hearth and social board
Content and ease repair, the sons of want
Receive from niggard fate their pittance scant;
And where some shed bleak covert may afford,
Wan poverty, amidst her meagre host
Casts round her haggard eyes, and shivers at the frost.



Anne Hunter

Poem Theme: Winter

Anne Hunter's other poems:
  1. Addressed to Mrs. G.
  2. Song 6. IN airy dreams fond fancy flies
  3. Song 4. THE moments fly, and we must part
  4. Song 11. THE anguish of my bursting heart
  5. To My Son, Age 15, at Cambridge


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")
  • 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")
  • John Lapraik Winter ("STERN Winter comes, with threatning frown")
  • Henry Alford Winter ("Had I the wondrous magic to invest")

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