Bliss William Carman

(15 April 1861 – 8 June 1929 / New Brunswick)

A Winter Piece


OVER the rim of a lacquered bowl,
Where a cold blue water-color stands
I see the wintry breakers roll
And heave their froth up the freezing sands.
Here in immunity safe and dull,
Soul treads her circuit of trivial things.
There soul's brother, a shining gull,
Dares the rough weather on dauntless wings.

Submitted: Monday, September 13, 2010

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