At the Window

Original Text: 
Ethelwyn Wetherald, The House of the Trees and Other Poems (Toronto: William Briggs, 1895): 68. Internet Archive.
1How thick about the window of my life
2    Buzz insect-like the tribe of petty frets:
3Small cares, small thoughts, small trials, and small strife,
4    Small loves and hates, small hopes and small regrets.
5If 'mid this swarm of smallnesses remain
6    A single undimmed spot, with wondering eye
7I note before my freckled window-pane
8    The outstretched splendor of the earth and sky.
RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire
RPO Edition: 
2011
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