Edith Matilda Thomas

Chatham Center / Ohio
Edith Matilda Thomas
Chatham Center / Ohio
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Winter Sleep

Rating: 2.9
I know it must be winter (though I sleep) --
I know it must be winter, for I dream
I dip my bare feet in the running stream,
And flowers are many, and the grass grows deep.

I know I must be old (how age deceives!)
I know I must be old, for, all unseen,
My heart grows young, as autumn fields grow green,
When late rains patter on the falling sheaves.
I know I must be tired (and tired souls err) --
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