When winter paley promenades,
And softly settles blankets white.
Then with wailing lamenting winds,
Glides in gleaming might.
Dances with the light.
The sun in reverence taking leave.
Turns his friendly face another way.
Stands afar at winter’s solstice,
Winter’s cool crisp fingers fondling earth,
In lingering love.
Her majesty enthroned,
Lays her scepter down.