Robin and the frost

Jane Dougherty Writes

For Sue Vincent’s #writephoto prompt and for dverse, a poem written in quatrains using the rhyming scheme of one of my favourite poems, Yeats’s When you are old and grey.

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When crisp snaps frost at fall of winter night,

The trees fill with the sound of restless birds

That cannot put into our human words

Their anguish at the fading of the light.

For winter creeps the dark boughs and the fields

With slender fingers, knife-sharp, cold as steel,

And snaps the thread of life, winds up the reel,

While some small, tender-beating bird heart yields.

I heard you, robin sing, my heart was drawn

To the sweet liquid stream of crystal notes,

As delicate as feather down that floats

on sea-wind—robin, will you see the dawn?

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