Wind and window flower – Robert Frost

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Lovers, forget your love,
And list to the love of these,
She a window flower,
And he a winter breeze.
*

When the frosty window veil

Was melted down at noon,

And the caged yellow bird

Hung over her in tune,
*
He marked her through the pane,
He could not help but mark,
And only passed her by
To come again at dark.
*

He was a winter wind,

Concerned with ice and snow,
Dead weeds and unmated birds,
And little of love could know.
*

But he sighed upon the sill,

He gave the sash a shake,
As witness all within
Who lay that night awake.

*

Perchance he half prevailed
To win her for the flight
From the firelit looking-glass
And warm stove-window light.

*

But the flower leaned aside
And thought of naught to say,
And morning found the breeze
A hundred miles away.
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