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[Typescript Poem] “Winter Sunrise”

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Mary Webb. “Winter Sunrise.” Typescript poem, one leaf, 5¼″ x 5¾″, off-white wove paper mounted on white ruled paper. The title and a crossed-out notation reading: “to G. E. M.” (Webb’s father), are written in black ink in the top margin of the backing sheet. Fourteen lines in two stanzas, but pencil marks indicate that the two stanzas are to be read as one. Webb conveys the mood and atmosphere of a winter’s dawn, by using color imagery from an April garden. She mourns her father’s absence: “Since you are not in the wintry world to love me, / How softly painted flushes Death above me!”