The Question and Answer section for Christina Rossetti: Poems is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
This description leaves us a picture of the freezing temperatures and emptiness of the landscape. It speaks to the inhospitable atmosphere of January's weather.
We learn the poet is the first to leave the field in the last two lines of the poem.
From the text:
And as I paused to hear his song
While swift the sunny moments slid,
Perhaps his mate sat listening long,
And listened longer than I did.
Title of poem, please?