Unrequited love

"Winter Sleigh Ride'' {would there be a summer one?} (oil on canvas), by John Clymer (1907-1989), Saturday Evening Post cover, Dec. 17, 1949, at the National Museum of American Illustration, Newport, RI. (© Image courtesy American Illustrators Gallery, NYC, 2016)

"Winter Sleigh Ride'' {would there be a summer one?} (oil on canvas), by John Clymer (1907-1989), Saturday Evening Post cover, Dec. 17, 1949, at the National Museum of American Illustration, Newport, RI. (© Image courtesy American Illustrators Gallery, NYC, 2016)

On the Snow


We're all supposed to love the Earth
And thrill to nature's bold displays.
We're all supposed to be entranced
When nature sends us snowy days.

But I just tumbled on the snow
And gave my knee a nasty whack.
If I'm supposed to love the Earth,
The Earth should try to love me back. 

-- Felicia Nimue Ackerman

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