Tangled in Stars

Poems by
Ethelwyn Wetherald



Before the green wheat turneth yellow,
Before green pears begin to mellow,
Before the green leaf reddeneth,
Before green grasses fade in death,
Before the green corn comes in ear,
             Then is the keen time,
             Then is the queen time,
Then is the green time of the year.

Before young thimble-berries thicken,
Before young grapes begin to quicken,

Before young robins flutter down,
Before young butternuts embrown,
Before young love has grown too dear,
             Then are the long days,
             Then are the song days,
Then are the young days of the year. [Page 21]