Idyll Winter January/February 1916
When at twilight you are watching
Sweet glow across the lea.
When the evening bells are ringing
And the robins in the tree.
Set the summer dusk a tingling
With their vesper melody.
When the drowsy breeze seems bringing
Scenes of long ago to thee.
When thoughts of old keep springing
Through your crowded memory.
May the strands of friendship clinging
Like the ivy to the tree.
Bring to your heart each evening
A kindly thought of me.
Though miles stretch between us and high mountains
Shut from our view the friends we would like to see.
Still in our hearts will linger always
Kindly regards and happy memories.