Words for Wednesday

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After the Winter

Some day, when trees have shed their leaves
     And against the morning’s white
The shivering birds beneath the eaves
     Have sheltered for the night,
We’ll turn our faces southward, love,
     Toward the summer isle
Where bamboos spire the shafted grove
     And wide-mouthed orchids smile.
And we will seek the quiet hill
     Where towers the cotton tree,
And leaps the laughing crystal rill,
     And works the droning bee.
And we will build a cottage there
     Beside an open glade,
With black-ribbed blue-bells blowing near,
     And ferns that never fade.
Picture found here.

3 responses to “Words for Wednesday

  1. My first thought at seeing this: OMG Beautiful! I know she will be happy there! 🙂

  2. What a lovely, lyrical poem! Thank you, HD. Bb, Nígeala

    hecatedemeter wrote: > a:hover { color: red; } a { text-decoration: none; color: #0088cc; } a.primaryactionlink:link, a.primaryactionlink:visited { background-color: #2585B2; color: #fff; } a.primaryactionlink:hover, a.primaryactionlink:active { background-color: #11729E !important; color: #fff !important; } /* @media only screen and (max-device-width: 480px) { .post { min-width: 700px !important; } } */ WordPress.com Hecate Demeter posted: ” After the Winter BY CLAUDE MCKAY Some day, when trees have shed their leaves      And against the morning’s white The shivering birds beneath the eaves      Have sheltered for the night, We’ll turn our faces southward, love,      Toward the summer “

  3. Thanks for this. I didn’t know about McKay. An interesting bio and a great poem.

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