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Winter Nights by Mary F. Butts









Winter Nights

by Mary F. Butts


Blow, wind, blow!

Drift the flying snow!

Send it twirling, twirling overhead.

There's a bedroom in a tree

Where snug as snug can be,

The squirrel nests in his cozy bed.

Shriek, wind, shriek!

Make the branches creak!

Battle with the boughs till break of day!

In a snow cave warm and tight

Through the icy winter night

The rabbit sleeps the peaceful hour away.

Scold, wind, scold!

So bitter and so bold!

Shake the windows with your tap, tap, tap!

With half-shut, dreamy eyes

The drowsy baby lies

Cuddled closely in his mother's lap.