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"Joyful Curmudgeon" An oxymoron?
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Winter Is Good – 26 February 2009
By Mary T. Hoffman

For today I’ve chosen this poem that I found in an old book of Emily Dickinson’s poetry. I thought it would be appropriate, since it’s about winter, and today is a beautiful February day with the sun shining on the snow-covered frozen lake outside my window.

Winter Is Good
Emily Dickinson

Winter is good, his hoar delights
Italic flavor yield
To intellects inebriate
With summer or the world;

Generic as a quarry,
And hearty as a rose,
Invited with asperity,
But welcome when he goes.

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