Faulkner, Mrs. R. A. “Frost on the Window.” Selections from Canadian Poets. Ed. Edward Hartley Dewart. [Montreal], 1864.

Frost on the Window

There’s not a thing that Nature’s hand hath made,
However simple be its outward seeming,
To careless eye or listless ear displayed,
But hath a hidden meaning.

Alike, unto the Saint’s or Atheist’s ear
The anthem of the woodland choir is given;
One hears “the lark,” what doth the other hear?-
A hymn of praise to heaven.

The glowing rainbows steals its silent march
Athwart the sky when rain-drops gem the sod,
One sees three gorgeous hues in Heaven’s arch,
And one–the law of God.