POEMS: “A winter Eden” by Robert Frost


“A winter Eden”

A winter Eden in an older swamp

Where conies now come out to sun and ramp

as near as paradise can be

and not melt snow or start a dormant tree.

It lifts existence on a plane of snow

one level higher than the earth below,

one level nearer heaven overhead

and last year’s berries shining scarlet red.


It lifts a gaunt luxuriating beast

where he can stretch and hold his highest feast

on some wild apple tree’s young tender bark

what well may prove the year’s high girdle mark.


Pairing in all known paradises ends:

here loveless birds now flock as winter friends,

content with bud inspecting, they presume

to say which buds are leaf and which are bloom.

A feather hammer gives a double knock

this Eden day is done at two o’clock

an hour of winter day might seem too short

to make it worth life’s while to wake and sport

by Robert Frost




3 Comments Add yours

  1. LindaP says:

    Such touching animal photos!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. earthskyair says:

    Oh, these photos! Spectacular – they just warm my heart!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you dear friend! Nothing like Mother Nature to warm up our hearts 🙂 ❤


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