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Stedman and Hutchinson, comps.  A Library of American Literature:
An Anthology in Eleven Volumes.  1891.
Vols. IX–XI: Literature of the Republic, Part IV., 1861–1889
 
The Snowbird
By Dora Read Goodale (1866–1953)
 
[Born in Mount Washington, Berkshire Co., Mass., 1866. Died, 1953. Apple-Blossoms. 1878.—All Round the Year. 1881.—Uncollected Poems. 1881–88.]

  WHEN the leaves are shed,
    And the branches bare,
      When the snows are deep,
      And the flowers asleep,
  And the autumn dead;        5
And the skies are o’er us bent,
Gray and gloomy, since she went,
  And the sifting snow is drifting
    Through the air;
 
  Then, ’mid snowdrifts white,        10
    Though the trees are bare,
      Comes the snowbird, bold
      In the winter’s cold;
  Quick and round, and bright,
Light he steps across the snow,        15
Cares he not for winds that blow,
  Though the sifting snow be drifting
    Through the air.
 
 
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