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from Franz Schubert (1797- 1828) Winterreisse

he cannot open his eyes
watch recurring days and nights
when sun and wide moon
illuminate everything
his cloak is black with grief
a hoodless storm in winter

© Anne Marie Butler 2014
Written for the Schubertiade 2013

Anne Marie Butler (Annie) a new writer invited by Brenda Squires to join the PENfro Poets in 2013. She soon became an enthusiast and attended regular workshops until 2016. After a spell of absence to study she is now hoping to return. Annie says that it is through the support of Brenda and the PENfro Poets that she has become a dedicated writer. Her poetry is in publication.