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When Days Are Crisp and Bright

by Annette Wynne

When days are crisp and bright
And flakes are downward hurled,
O, to wake up in the light
And find a white, white world!

O, to look out all around
On fence, and bush, and hill,
And see the snow piled on the ground
And on the window sill!

It's hard to sit in school all day
And work and study hard,
'Twould be such fun to go and play
At soldiers in the yard.

And build a fort just like the one
The picture has with flag unfurled;
The summer's good, but O, the fun
To have a white, white world!