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From: "Jean Rice" <>
Subject: [IRELAND] "Winter" -- Maurice Craig
Date: Sat, 19 Jan 2002 13:52:05 -0800


Love's equinoctial gales are past, the path
Along the long lanes leads again through night.
The trees are bare, the air
A halo round each lamp.

Gentlest imaginable groundswell heaving
Hardly disturbs the wrack. The wave that broke
Over us both, has passed,
And now the calm succeeds.

And now the fire's the focus of the room
By winter made so. Like a gay salute
There crackles in the hearth
The holly's fusillade.

-- Maurice Craig (born 1919)

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