[COMPLETE] It is in Winter that We Dream of Spring by R.B. Wilson - sj

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Post by smijen » March 10th, 2019, 7:06 pm

It Is in Winter That We Dream of Spring by Robert Burns Wilson (1850 - 1916).

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Robert Burns Wilson was an American painter and poet. Although his most famous poem was based on the battle cry "Remember the Maine," he was best known during his day as a nature poet. (Summary by Wikipedia)
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It Is in Winter That We Dream of Spring by Robert Burns Wilson, read for LibriVox.org by [your name].
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IT is in Winter that we dream of Spring;
For all the barren bleakness and the cold,
The longing fancy sees the frozen mould
Decked with sweet blossoming.

Though all the birds be silent,—though
The fettered stream’s soft voice be still,
And on the leafless bough the snow
Be rested, marble-like and chill,—
Yet will the fancy build, from these,
The transient but well-pleasing dream
Of leaf and bloom among the trees,
And sunlight glancing on the stream.

Though, to the eye, the joyless landscape yields
No faintest sign to which the hope might cling,—
Amidst the pallid desert of the fields,—
It is in Winter that we dream of Spring.


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Post by silverquill » March 10th, 2019, 11:44 pm

Guess I'll be first in:

https://librivox.org/uploads/smijen/itisinwinter_wilson_lcw_128kb.mp3 1:00

Certainly a timely poem since we had sub-zero temps this week and another 3-4 inches of snow today!
Spring, oh spring, where art thou? :help:

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Post by smijen » March 11th, 2019, 7:25 am

Thanks, Larry. PL OK!
silverquill wrote:
March 10th, 2019, 11:44 pm
Spring, oh spring, where art thou? :help:
No kidding! It's always a long haul here in Ottawa, but it's so bad this year. I have an eight-foot snowbank at the end of my driveway that is a safety hazard because I can't see past it. Yesterday, I tried to climb up on it and knock some of it down, but it is frozen solid. Hence, the inspiration for this week's poem. :lol:
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Post by silverquill » March 11th, 2019, 8:08 am

Ha! Well, I remember a number of years visiting friends in Ottawa in January. We were on our way further north to the little town of Pembroke for a week. Yep, 40 below everyday! But, that's a LOT of snow. It has been a crazy winter in a lot of places. Snow on the Oregon coast where my brothers are, and torrential rain in southern California where my older daughter lives. As long as spring doesn't get cancelled . . .

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Post by lymiewithpurpose » March 11th, 2019, 8:26 pm

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Post by smijen » March 12th, 2019, 8:11 am

Thanks, everyone. I think the MW is caught up. All PL OK!
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Post by jfgallagher » March 12th, 2019, 10:18 am

A week without a weekly poem? I think not!

Here is mine:

https://librivox.org/uploads/smijen/itisinwinter_wilson_jfg_128kb.mp3
recording time 01:09

Thanks!

Jim G.

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Post by iBeScotty » March 12th, 2019, 12:06 pm

Here is one from me:

https://librivox.org/uploads/smijen/itisinwinter_wilson_sws_128kb.mp3
1:13

I was bundled up when reading this but was stiffly trying to keep my jacket from making noise :lol:
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Scotty

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Post by smijen » March 12th, 2019, 2:59 pm

Jim, Scotty, and William - all PL OK!
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