Friday, January 20, 2012

O Winter! frozen pulse and heart of fire

"O Winter! frozen pulse and heart of fire,
What loss is theirs who from thy kingdom turn
Dismayed, and think thy snow a sculptured urn
Of death! Far sooner in midsummer tire
The streams than under ice. June could not hire
Her roses to forego the strength they learn
In sleeping on thy breast."
- Helen Hunt Jackson, A Calendar of Sonnets: January

Photo by Mary Womack Murdock © 2012

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