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Winter Fear

by Kay Ryan
(book donated by Judith Z.;
poem recommended by Steve L.)

Is it just winter
or is this worse.
Is this the year
when outer damp
obscures a deeper curse
that spring can't fix,
when gears that
turn the earth
won't shift the view,
when clouds won't lift
though all the skies
go blue.

July 31, 2005 in Poems | Permalink