The House of the Trees
& Other Poems


by Ethelwyn Wetherald



 

Fall and Spring



FROM the time the wind wakes
    To the time of snowflakes,
That’s the time the heart aches
    Every cloudy day;
That’s the time the heart takes
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    Thought of all its heart-breaks,
That’s the time the heart makes
    Life a cloudy way.

From the time the grass creeps
    To the time the wind sleeps,
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That’s the time the heart leaps
    To the golden ray;
That’s the time that joy sweeps
    Through the depths of heart-deeps,
That’s the time the heart keeps
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    Happy holiday. [Page 14]