No snow. A little fog. The afternoon
is a few short hours and evening falls.
But look how the sun hangs down
its old rope good for one more pull.
Look at the latticework of leaves
in the stricken ash, golden in the gray,
like coins in a purse or notes from some old hymn.
I hope my friends are warm this day.
I hope the ones I love, will always love—
the one gone far away, the two sweet
souls holding hands near the end,
humming through a feverish night,
the ones whose needs I cannot guess
or have no needs this lucky day
on earth—I hope for them, for all of us,
a little peace, a touch of hope, another day
come round with easy light. So quiet now.
So still. A flake of snow, then two.
I hope you hear a bell from far away
begin to peal. This bell I pull for you.
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the repetition of the same letter or sound at the beginning of words appearing in succession
a figure of speech in which words repeat at the beginning of successive clauses, phrases, or sentences
the absence of a conjunction (for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so…) between phrases and within a sentence
a line break interrupting the middle of a phrase which continues on to the next line
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a recurrence of the same word or phrase two or more times
correspondence of sound between words or the endings of words, especially when these are used at the ends of lines of poetry
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