A Song For Candlemas

Lizette Woodworth Reese 1856 (Waverly) – 1935



There’s never a rose upon the bush,
And never a bud on any tree;
In wood and field nor hint nor sign
Of one green thing for you or me.
Come in, come in, sweet love of mine,
And let the bitter weather be!

Coated with ice the garden wall;
The river reeds are stark and still;
The wind goes plunging to the sea,
And last week’s flakes the hollows fill.
Come in, come in, sweet love, to me,
And let the year blow as it will!

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme XABABA XCACAC
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 421
Words 89
Stanzas 2
Stanza Lengths 6, 6

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