The business of art lies just in this--to make that understood and felt which, in the form of an argument, might be incomprehensible and inaccessible. - Leo Tolstoy

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The  cloud up in the wintry sky was furry,
A squirrel skin, pale grey, a trifle faded.
He said: "You know, I'm not the least bit sorry
That you will melt in March, my frail Snow Maiden."

My hands turned cold inside the muff I carried...
Confusion came  and fear, my heart ceased beating.
O how to get them back - that swift-gone, airy
Love and those weeks of it, so brief, so fleeting!

Hate? No. Revenge? What for? I'll do without it.
O to be dead at winter's end and buried!
On Twelfth Night, dazed, I asked the cards about him:
I was his love for most of January.

1911

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