In the bleak midwinter
Frosty wind made moan,
Earth stood hard as iron,
Water like a stone;
Snow had fallen, snow on snow,
Snow on snow,
In the bleak midwinter,
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This is, of course, the first line to the Christmas Carol In the Bleak Midwinter by English poet Christina Rossetti, set to music by Holst.
Somehow, it seems like the right time for this carol.
We are in the depths of the bleak midwinter.
No line on the horizon and no end to the winter in sight.