"Still lie the sheltering snows, undimmed and white;
And reigns the winter's pregnant silence still;
No sign of spring, save that the catkins fill,
And willow stems grow daily red and bright.
These are days when ancients held a rite
Of expiation for the old year's ill,
And prayer to purify the new year's will."
Helen Hunt Jackson, A Calendar of Sonnet's: February
This is a new challenge for reading News round up and record your voice put it on your speakers and it will broadcast on English Radio every 4 hours from 6AM to 2AM Berlin time.( 6:00 - 10:00 - 14:00 - 18:00 - 22:00 - 2:00) . Don't miss this chance to compare your pronunciation with Amatsu . Thanks to @Elle for this idea. Just record news round up with your voice upload it on your spraker put the link here and it will be live on the radio. This week the challenge is Reading News Round Up 189 you can find it on English Magazine