After the Winter – Claude McKay, 1889 – 1948

Some day, when trees have shed their leaves And against the morningโ€™s white The shivering birds beneath the eaves Have sheltered for the night, Weโ€™ll turn our faces southward, love, Toward the summer isle Where bamboos spire to shafted grove And wide-mouthed orchids smile. And we will seek the quiet hill Where towers the cotton… Read More After the Winter – Claude McKay, 1889 – 1948

The Snow Fairy

…. And suddenly my thoughts then turned to you Who came to me upon a winterโ€™s night, When snow-sprites round my attic window flew, Your hair disheveled, eyes aglow with light. My heart was like the weather when you came, The wanton winds were blowing loud and long; But you, with joy and passion all… Read More The Snow Fairy