(My) Words May Fail Me, But These Do Not

sunset by betsy campbell stone

I’m continuing to look back through old bits of detritus I find in drawers, words I tucked away at some point because they spoke to me. The river theme continues… and Dad’s love remains radiant…

Winter Heavens

by George Meredith

Sharp is the night, but stars with frost alive

Leap off the rim of earth across the dome.

It is a night to make the heavens our home

More than the nest whereto apace we strive.

Lengths down our road each fir-tree seems a hive,

In swarms outrushing from the golden comb.

They waken waves of thoughts that burst to foam:

The living throb in me, the dead revive.

Yon mantle clothes us: there, past mortal breath,

Life glistens on the river of the death.

It folds us, flesh and dust; and have we knelt,

Or never knelt, or eyed as kine the springs

Of radiance, the radiance enrings:

And this is the soul’s haven to have felt.

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