Saturday, January 28, 2017

WINTER-SONG, a poem

From the scrapbook of Frances Earle Johnson (sister of Mrs. Coates). Artwork is signed, "Jerry."
Original scan courtesy of Florence Earle Morrisey

TO him who doth remember,
     June evermore is near:
He breathes her rose amid the snows,
     And still he seems to hear
The lark from wintry fields arise
Into the blue of summer skies.

Both April and December
     Time doth to mortals bring,
But in the seed, for future need,
     Eternal waits the Spring;
And there be stars that never set,
For him who knows not to forget.
"Winter-Song" by Florence Earle Coates. Published in The Unconquered Air (1912) and Poems (1916) Volume II.

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