Dafoe, Bonnie. “Winter Trees.” 1934. An Anthology of Y. C. Verse: A Volume of Selections from the Verse Contributed by the Young Co-Operators and Published in the Western Producer from 1932-1936. [Saskatoon, SK]: [Western Producer], 1937. 44.

Winter Trees

O trees so bare and desolate
That lift your scarred arms to the sky,
Are you not cold when strong winds blow,
And rain drops scurry by?

Like ghosts of summer days you stand,
Your voices stilled, your beauty lost,
Do you await the gentle snows,
The welcome touch of frost?

Perhaps you dream of other days,
When skies were bright and birds did keep
Their evening trysts within your boughs,
Or are you fast asleep?

You have no need to fear, my friends,
For nature never fails to bring
You loveliness when meadowlarks’
Glad tunes recall the spring.