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Peter S. Quinn


A Lullaby for Winter


Obviously beautiful
Nursery cold winter's rime
Lingering around dull
In the dark starry lime
Obviously for sleepy eyes
Paling tinctured ground
Snowy white cloudy skies
Breaking icy sound

Hush hush to every bloom
That now sleeps under
Winter is your frosty groom
With feelings asunder
Daydreams in darkish deep
The earth in stone gray
For the hours of dusky keep
With twilight’s dim play

Obviously beautiful
Your seeds will come new
And bring down frosty duel
For each one of spring true
Darling keeps a heart still
In hours away lullaby
Every new morning shall fulfill
Promises of a summer sky

Submitted: Thursday, December 13, 2007
Edited: Friday, April 29, 2011

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