The Poetry of Ellin Anderson

WINTER'S HILL

Ellin Anderson
 

And in that storm of angry loves,
She left the house without her gloves,
And at the point when she ran out,
Forgot what they had fought about.

In misery that seeks to gloat,
She hid her hands within her coat,
And clutched a heart as harsh as snow.
But it was 45 below,

And stumbling hard against the night,
With shaken step, and breath of white,
She stopped where crystal stars revealed
One field is like another field.

A wise man will beware strong drink
When mercury is due to sink
So low, it may corrupt the glass
And never rise again, alas!

And so, on winter's frozen hill
The lovely one had all her will
In triumph, for some little thing;
They found her body in the spring.
 

2008 by Ellin Anderson. All rights reserved.
No part of this work may be copied or used in any way
without written permission from the author.


Young Barret O'Bara
Seabrook
Tiger and Blue Jewel

Maple-Key Song
November in Camelot

Wassail Song
Veleda
Cinderella
The Rooster at Midsummer
Liberty Enlightens the People

The Leap
The Goldfinch
Three Bears
Song of the Lily
White Tree at Twilight
The Christmas Tree

Song-Sparrow
Grand Bois du Nord
The Owl
Moth Summer
Verticordia
The Little God of Joy
Pear-Petals
Photographing the Moon
A Rabbit
Rose, Do You Know
The Two Pining Bachelors
Lorelei
Persephone

Avalon
The Harvest Chorus
The Maple Mask
Ghost Cardinal

The Little Heath-Rose
Found
The Sorcerer's Apprentice
Song for the Harp

The Spinner
 
The Prayer of Cephalus
Circe and Ulysses
The Black Arts
Tristan and Isolde & Jupiter's Two Casks
Nectanebus

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