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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
 
Winter Woods
By George Cooper (1840–1927)
 
[Born in New York, N. Y., 1840. Died, 1927.]

ZIGZAG branches darkly traced
  On a chilly and ashen sky;
Puffs of powdery snow displaced
  When the winds go by.
 
Sudden voices in the air,—        5
  They are crooning a tale of woe,
And my heart is wooed to share
  The sadness of the snow.
 
Stillness in the naked woods,
  Save the click of a twig that breaks;        10
In these dim white solitudes,
  Nothing living wakes;—
 
Nothing, but a wandering bird,
  Which has never a song to sing,—
To my heart a whispered word        15
  And a dream of spring!

  The Atlantic Monthly. 1870.
 
 
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