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Hickory makes the hottest coals in stoves when winter's bleak,

Apple wood like incense burning through the hall both fragrance seek,

Elm wood fires have little smoke and warm both serf and lord,

Oak logs split and dried this year make good next winters hoard,

Beech burns bright and fill a the room with warmth and dancing light,

Maple sweet, not white or red will burn throughout the night,

Birch logs cut, need ne'er be stored they blaze, then heat the pot,

Ash, straight grain and easy split the kettle sings, and stove is hot,

Poplar logs must need be dried lest smoke both then ensue,

Pine and fir midst showers of sparks burn fast and line the blackened flue