Lizette Woodworth Reese

(January 9, 1856 – December 17, 1935 / Waverly)

Lizette Woodworth Reese Poems

1. Tears 1/4/2003
2. A Rhyme of Death's Inn 1/4/2003
3. Spicewood 1/13/2003
4. Oh, Gray And Tender Is The Rain 1/13/2003
5. Love Came Back At Fall O’ Dew 1/4/2003
6. That Day You Came 1/4/2003
7. A Christmas Folk-Song 4/21/2010
8. In Time Of Grief 12/17/2011
9. The Good Joan 4/21/2010
10. Wise 4/21/2010
11. After 12/17/2011
12. A Haunting Memory 12/17/2011
13. A Little Song Of Life 12/17/2011
14. A Flower Of Mullein 12/17/2011
15. Herbs 12/17/2011
16. Daffodils 12/17/2011
17. The Deserted House 12/17/2011
18. Immortality 12/17/2011
19. Mid-March 12/17/2011
20. Telling the Bees 12/17/2011

Spicewood

The spicewood burns along the gray, spent sky,
In moist unchimneyed places, in a wind,
That whips it all before, and all behind,
Into one thick, rude flame, now low, now high,
It is the first, the homeliest thing of all--
At sight of it, that lad that by it fares,
Whistles afresh his foolish, town-caught airs--
A thing so honey-colored, and so tall!

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