“She Tells Her Love While Half Asleep“



by Robert Graves

She tells her love while half asleep,
In the dark hours,
With half-words whispered low:
As Earth stirs in her winter sleep
And puts out grass and flowers
Despite the snow,
Despite the falling snow.

Robert Graves at a cafe in Palma de Majorca, 1954. Photograph: Daniel Farson/Getty Images

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