• To One Coming North

  • Claude Mc Kay

    At first you'll joy to see the playful snow,

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  • Like white moths trembling on the tropic air,

  • Or waters of the hills that softly flow

  • Gracefully falling down a shining stair.

  • Claude Mc Kay

    And when the fields and streets are covered white

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  • And the wind-worried void is chilly, raw,

  • Or underneath a spell of heat and light

  • The cheerless frozen spots begin to thaw,

  • Claude Mc Kay

    Like me you'll long for home, where birds' glad song

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  • Means flowering lanes and leas and spaces dry,

  • And tender thoughts and feelings fine and strong,

  • Beneath a vivid silver-flecked blue sky.

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    But oh! more than the changeless southern isles,

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  • When Spring has shed upon the earth her charm,

  • You'll love the Northland wreathed in golden smiles

  • By the miraculous sun turned glad and warm.


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