The Reading Room

Lovers in Winter

Robert Graves sets the tone…

Pondering the onset of another long winter I poured a glass of red and looked to Robert Graves for some small salvation. His poem, Lovers in Winter, sets the tone in more ways than one….

The posture of the tree

Shows the prevailing wind

And ours, long misery

When you are long unkind.

But forward, look, we lean-

Not backward as in doubt-

And still with branches green

Ride our ill weather out






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