This speaks to the heart of your humble host.
We work long for short moments of reward. Is that wrong?
It doesn’t matter: it is.
Sara Teasdale returns to suggest to us that it’s worth it.
It’s not quite winter – just one month to go! – but the changing weather and daylight makes this poem feel about perfect.
Robert Burns single-handedly made the Scottish way of speaking English not only known but genteel. Or so goes the story. He definitely contributed to its popular knowledge and popularity with his poetry, written in the Scots dialect. As odd as it seems, especially to those for whom English is not their first language, there is a wonderful honesty to the way it is worded and spelled.
And, of course, it’s good poetry.