Wednesday, 4 December 2013

from Book IV of The Task, by William Cowper

Now stir the fire, and close the shutters fast,
Let fall the curtains, wheel the sofa round,
And, while the bubbling and loud-hissing urn
Throws up a steamy column, and the cups,
That cheer but not inebriate, wait on each,
So let us welcome peaceful ev’ning in.

1 comment:

  1. Nice to see that - always say that to my wife about November. Used it in one of my own poems about settling (down) for autumn.

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