Tangled in Stars

Poems by
Ethelwyn Wetherald



 

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Dead leaves in the bird’s nest.
    And after that the snow;
That was where the bird’s breast
    Tenderly did go,
Where the tiny birds pressed
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    Lovingly—and lo!
Dead leaves in the bird’s nest
    Under falling snow.

Dead leaves in the heart’s nest,
    And after that the snow;

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That was where the heart’s guest
    Brooded months ago,
Where the tender thoughts pressed
    Lovingly—and lo!
Dead leaves in the heart’s nest
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    Under falling snow. [Page 41]