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Poem: Winter Shade 

The snow-riddled land looks to the sky,
As chimneys send smoke screens through air,
And each falling flake covers Her sighs.

Passing from clouds presently high,
This snow will not melt in one’s hair.
The snow-riddled land looks to the sky;

Recently she gave Her good-bye
To temperamental Fall; He never seemed to care,
And each falling flake covers Her sighs.

The limbs of trees go numb, wondering why
Their roots feel cold; now all they do is stare
At the snow-riddled land, looking to the sky.

A girl walks over the fields, untying
Her boots, powdered snow intruding upon her bare
Soles, and each falling flake covers her sighs.

She gets up, tracing the steps back
Home; time will soon cover her tracks.
The snow-riddled land looks to the sky,
And each falling flake covers Her sighs
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