Verse > Anthologies > The World’s Best Poetry > Vol. V. Nature
Bliss Carman, et al., eds.  The World’s Best Poetry.
Volume V. Nature.  1904.
III. The Seasons
Sleigh Song
G. W. Pettee
JINGLE, jingle, clear the way,
’T is the merry, merry sleigh!
As it swiftly scuds along.
Hear the burst of happy song;
See the gleam of glances bright,        5
Flashing o’er the pathway white!
Jingle, jingle, past it flies,
Sending shafts from hooded eyes,—
Roguish archers, I ’ll be bound,
Little heeding whom they wound;        10
See them, with capricious pranks,
Ploughing now the drifted banks;
Jingle, jingle, mid the glee
Who among them cares for me?
Jingle, jingle, on they go,        15
Capes and bonnets white with snow,
Not a single robe they fold
To protect them from the cold;
Jingle, jingle, mid the storm,
Fun and frolic keep them warm;        20
Jingle, jingle, down the hills,
O’er the meadows, past the mills,
Now ’t is slow, and now ’t is fast;
Winter will not always last.
Jingle, jingle, clear the way!        25
’T is the merry, merry sleigh.

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