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Featured Poem: Winter Heavens by George Meredith

Written by Francesca Dolan, 29th November 2021

Today's Featured Poem is brought to you by Lisa Spurgin, our Teaching and Learning Coordinator at The Reader. This poem beautifully helps us to usher in the winter season and prepare for the chillier months.

Winter Heavens 

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.

by George Meredithfrom A Nature Poem For Every Day Of The Year, Jane McMorland Hunter

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