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February 14, 2007


Softly, gently in the secret night,
Down from the North came the quiet white.
Drifting, sifting, silent flight,
Softly, gently, in the secret night.

White snow, bright snow, smooth and deep.
Light snow, night snow, quiet as sleep.
Down, down, without a sound;
Down, down, to the frozen ground.

Covering roads and hiding fences,
Sifting in cracks and filling up trenches.
Millions of snowflakes, tiny and light,
Softly, gently, in the secret night.

From White Snow, Bright Snow
by Alvin Tresselt

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One Comment leave one →
  1. Anonymous permalink
    February 15, 2007 4:33 pm

    What a beautiful poem. It makes the snow and cold sound so innocuous. However when I was trying to get it out of my driveway yesterday (and again this morning after the snowplow refilled my drive opening) the heavy, icy snow felt ominous.
    Leon

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