Winter's Tale

Sep 25, 2014, 17:45 PM IST
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No cloud above, no earth below – A universe of sky and snow

No cloud above, no earth below – A universe of sky and snow

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Tracks wait for locomotives to chug through a fairyland

Tracks wait for locomotives to chug through a fairyland

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Fill soft and deep, O winter snow! Hide the banks where roses grew

Fill soft and deep, O winter snow! Hide the banks where roses grew

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Still flutters there upon a lake, the sole unquiet thing

Still flutters there upon a lake, the sole unquiet thing

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Blue and white chastely play and gladden these deep solitudes

Blue and white chastely play and gladden these deep solitudes

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Black are my steps on silver sod; thick flows the frosty breath abroad

Black are my steps on silver sod; thick flows the frosty breath abroad

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A clinquant glow gently sits on snow covered hilltops

A clinquant glow gently sits on snow covered hilltops

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Unwarmed by any sunset light, the gray day darkened into night

Unwarmed by any sunset light, the gray day darkened into night

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Nature asks no questions but revels in itself

Nature asks no questions but revels in itself

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Frozen buds and fruits appear like glistening jewels

Frozen buds and fruits appear like glistening jewels

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A leaf appears auburn in feeble sunshine

A leaf appears auburn in feeble sunshine

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Icicles drip softly from leaves and fruits

Icicles drip softly from leaves and fruits

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Ducks make timid attempts to scurry for food at noon

Ducks make timid attempts to scurry for food at noon

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A solitary bird sits in quietude

A solitary bird sits in quietude

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The frost performs its secret ministry

The frost performs its secret ministry

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Deep the winter snow is lying and wearily the winds are sighing

Deep the winter snow is lying and wearily the winds are sighing

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Everything mortal has moments immortal; clear and God-gifted, immeasurably bright

Everything mortal has moments immortal; clear and God-gifted, immeasurably bright

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‘Tis calm indeed! So calm that it disturbs and vexes meditation with its strange and extreme stillness

‘Tis calm indeed! So calm that it disturbs and vexes meditation with its strange and extreme stillness

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Happy chimney-corner days; Sitting safe in nursery nooks, Reading Picture story books

Happy chimney-corner days; Sitting safe in nursery nooks, Reading Picture story books

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Christmas hath a beauty…lovelier than the world can show

Christmas hath a beauty…lovelier than the world can show

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Stretch the hands of memory forth, to warm them at the wood-fire’s blaze

Stretch the hands of memory forth, to warm them at the wood-fire’s blaze

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