Among the Millet

by Archibald Lampman


 

IN NOVEMBER


The hills and leafless forests slowly yield
    To the thick-driving snow. A little while
    And night shall darken down. In shouting file
The woodmen's carts go by me homeward-wheeled,
Past the thin fading stubbles, half concealed,
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    Now golden-grey, sowed softly through with snow,
    Where the last ploughman follows still his row,
Turning black furrows through the whitening field.

Far off the village lamps begin to gleam,
    Fast drives the snow, and no man comes this way;

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        The hills grow wintery white, and bleak winds moan
        About the naked uplands. I alone
    Am neither sad, nor shelterles, nor grey,
Wrapped round with thought, content to watch and dream.