1/02/2022 – 1/09/2022 Weekly Poem – A January Night – by Thomas Hardy

A January Night
by Thomas Hardy

The rain smites more and more,
The east wind snarls and sneezes;
Through the joints of the quivering door
The water wheezes.

The tip of each ivy-shoot
Writhes on its neighbour's face;
There is some hid dread afoot
 That we cannot trace.

Is it the spirit astray
Of the man at the house below
Whose coffin they took in to-day?
 We do not know.



Poems of the Week for The Monarch Writers.com

are chosen by our resident poet Jennifer Patino of ThistleThoughts.com

Cover image: Kutna Hora by Aleksei Mikhailov

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