A Calendar of Sonnets

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Published: 1886
Language: English
Wordcount: 1,638 / 12 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 37.8
LoC Category: PS
Audiobook: librivox.org
Downloads: 1,470
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Genres: Poetry, Audiobook
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January

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. No fires can burn
The bridges thou dost lay where men desire
In vain to build.

O Heart, when Love's sun goes
To northward, and the sounds of singing cease,
Keep warm by inner fires, and rest in peace.
Sleep on content, as sleeps the patient rose.
Walk boldly on the white untrodden snows,
The winter is the winter's own release.

February.

Still lie the sheltering snows, undimmed and white;
And reigns the winter's pregnant silence still;
No sign of spring, save that the catkins fill,
And willow stems grow daily red and bright.
These are the days when ancients held a rite
Of expiation for the old year's ill,

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Average Rating of 4 from 1 reviews: ****
2009.06.19
blueberryfriend
****.

A beautiful book of poem to match the Months and Seasons of the year.


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