Birds At Winter Nightfall (Triolet)

Around the house the flakes fly faster,
And all the berries now are gone
From holly and cotoneaster
Around the house. The flakes fly!--faster
Shutting indoors that crumb-outcaster
We used to see upon the lawn
Around the house. The flakes fly faster,
And all the berries now are gone!

by Thomas Hardy

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Around the house the flakes fly faster,   And all the berries now are gone  From holly and cotoneaster  Around the house. The flakes fly! - faster  Shutting indoors that crumb-outcaster  We used to see upon the lawn  Around the house. The flakes fly faster,   And all the berries now are gone! EXPLAIN
Triolets are difficult. I can think of very little I would want to repeat three times in a poem
Around the clock I read old Hardy Until the pages all are done. My dogs will call me worse than tardy around the clock. I read old Hardy Prose and poem as mind grows lardy And half my sanity is gone Around the clock. I read old Hardy Until the pages all are done.