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"The Winter Traveler"

Random Poetry List XCVIII

God help thee, Traveler, on thy journey far;
   The wind is bitter keen,—the snow o'erlays
   The hidden pits, and dangerous hollow-ways,
And darkness will involve thee.—No kind star
To-night will guide thee, Traveler,—and the war
   Of winds and elements, on thy head will break,
   And in thy agonizing ear the shriek,
Of spirits howling on their stormy car,
Will often ring appalling—I portend
   A dismal night—and on my wakeful bed
   Thoughts, Traveler, of thee, will fill my head,
And him, who rides where winds and waves contend,
And strives, rude cradled on the seas, to guide
His lonely bark through the tempestuous tide.

Henry Kirke White (English, 1785-1806)

Originally e-mailed on Friday, December 31, 1999 @ 12:04 AM.

Lane Core Jr. CIW P — Wed. 12/31/08 08:36:16 AM
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