• January cold and desolate;
    February dripping wet;
    March wind ranges;
    April changes;
    Birds sing in tune
    To flowers of May,
    And sunny June
    Brings longest day;
    In scorched July
    The storm-clouds fly,
    August bears corn,
    September fruit;
    In rough October
    Earth must disrobe her;
    Stars fall and shoot
    In keen November;
    And night is long
    And cold is strong
    In bleak December.

    Christina Rossetti (2014). “Rossetti: Poems”, p.128, Everyman's Library