Here’s a Gold Badge winner! Ann Lovelace Gorsuch had won a Silver Badge a few months before. I like the personality of her poem. It’s pretty amazing that these kids were only young teenagers, but they still came out with beautiful words that inspire almost a hundred years later. This girl seems to be wise beyond her years.
The Magic of the Frost
By Ann Lovelace Gorsuch (Age 14)
(Gold Badge. Silver Badge won August, 1927)
The frost has turned the maple-trees to gold, love,
The maple-trees to golden and to red,
And, as the year, we’re slowly growing old, Love,
The gold has turned to silver on your head.
The frost has turned the babbling brook to ice, love,
And turned to crystal ice, the foaming spray;
And you and I will have to pay the price, love,
The silver locks are turning now to gray.
But day by day we love each other more, love,
Our love grows stronger as the winter’s cold,
No one but you my darling I adore, love,
My darling, you and I are growing old.