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Alfred H. Miles, ed.  Women Poets of the Nineteenth Century.  1907.
 
A Palace of Dreams, and Other Verse (1901)
VII. The Heart’s Winter
By Ada Bartrick Baker (1854– )
 
    DEAD, dead, dead!
The dark clouds overhead
Never part to let light through
In a lovely rift of blue;
The trees have never a leaf,        5
The birds have never a song;
There’s only time for grief
    The whole day long!
 
    Lost, lost, lost
The trees are tempest-tost;        10
The wind as it rages by
Storms at the angry sky;
Not a single star appears
To lighten the heaven’s deep wrong;
And grief is too wild for tears        15
    The whole night long!
 
 
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