Thomas Hardy

(2 June 1840 – 11 January 1928 / Dorchester / England)

Birds At Winter Nightfall (Triolet) - Poem by Thomas Hardy

Around the house the flakes fly faster,
And all the berries now are gone
From holly and cotoneaster
Around the house. The flakes fly!--faster
Shutting indoors that crumb-outcaster
We used to see upon the lawn
Around the house. The flakes fly faster,
And all the berries now are gone!


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  • (12/10/2017 6:11:00 AM)


    Around the house the flakes fly faster,   And all the berries now are gone  From holly and cotoneaster  Around the house. The flakes fly! - faster  Shutting indoors that crumb-outcaster  We used to see upon the lawn  Around the house. The flakes fly faster,   And all the berries now are gone!
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  • (1/3/2015 4:53:00 AM)


    Triolets are difficult. I can think of very little I would want to repeat three times in a poem (Report) Reply

  • (4/18/2007 6:10:00 PM)


    Around the clock I read old Hardy
    Until the pages all are done.
    My dogs will call me worse than tardy
    around the clock. I read old Hardy
    Prose and poem as mind grows lardy
    And half my sanity is gone
    Around the clock. I read old Hardy
    Until the pages all are done.
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Poem Submitted: Saturday, January 4, 2003



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