Posted by: W. E. Poplaski | December 2, 2008

POEM OF THE DAY: Winter Song

by Katherine Mansfield (1888 – 1923).

 

Winter Song

 

Rain and wind, and wind and rain.

Will the Summer come again?

Rain on houses, on the street,

Wetting all the people’s feet,

Though they run with might and main.               5

Rain and wind, and wind and rain.

 

Snow and sleet, and sleet and snow.

Will the Winter never go?

What do beggar children do

With no fire to cuddle to,                                       10

P’raps with nowhere warm to go?

Snow and sleet, and sleet and snow.

 

Hail and ice, and ice and hail,

Water frozen in the pail.

See the robins, brown and red,                            15

They are waiting to be fed.

Poor dears, battling in the gale!

Hail and ice, and ice and hail.

 

Notes:

http://www.kirjasto.sci.fi/kmansfi.htm

http://www.katherinemansfield.net/


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