Ruth Bell Graham: Winter speaks …

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to the surfeited heart, 

weary of heat

and weeds

and leaves,

longing to breathe 

cold, bracing air,

explore the hillsides

swept and bare;

to revel in each bush,

each tree

stripped to stark


original etchings


and You,

Who etched them,

with me there.  

Taken by permission and adapted from “Ruth Bell Graham’s Collected Poems,” by Ruth Bell Graham. ©1977, 1992, 1997, The Ruth Bell Graham Literary Trust.