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Bliss Carman, et al., eds.  The World’s Best Poetry.
Volume V. Nature.  1904.
 
III. The Seasons
Winter Song
Ludwig Christoph Heinrich Hölty (1748–1776)
 
From the German by Charles Timothy Brooks

  SUMMER joys are o’er;
  Flowerets bloom no more,
Wintry winds are sweeping;
Through the snow-drifts peeping,
  Cheerful evergreen        5
  Rarely now is seen.
 
  Now no plumèd throng
  Charms the wood with song;
Ice-bound trees are glittering;
Merry snow-birds, twittering,        10
  Fondly strive to cheer
  Scenes so cold and drear.
 
  Winter, still I see
  Many charms in thee,—
Love thy chilly greeting,        15
Snow-storms fiercely beating,
  And the dear delights
  Of the long, long nights.
 
 
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