Solstice

When you with winter lose your looks
      And I drop all my leaves,
When summer’s warmth has turned to chill
            And spring to memory
I will my dearest love you still,
            Well though my buds may freeze,
When you with winter lose your looks
      And I drop all my leaves.





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Michael Curtis is a classical sculptor, painter, and architect who lives in Alexandria, Virginia. His verses have been published in Candelabrum, Blue Unicorn, The New Formalist, The Lyric, American Arts Quarterly, Amphora, Pivot, and many other journals. His translation of Afrikaans verse, “Land of Sunlight and Stars” will be published in 2012.