Thursday, February 26, 2009

Poetic Interlude: "The Lilt o' the Year"

"A melancholy mantle rests
Upon the land; the sea.
The wind in tristful cadence moans
A mournful threnody.
There flits no gleeful insect,
No blithesome bee nor bird;
0'er all the vast of Nature
No joyful sound is heard.
In garments sere and somber
Each, vine and tree is clad:
It's dreary-hearted winter,
And all the earth is sad."

- Hazel Dell Crandall, The Lilt o' the Year

1 comment:

christopher said...

Alice, I noticed you were following me and tracked you back to say hello. Thanks for visiting. I like your posts about New England life and art.