3.09.2011

A March Snow

 I really like the imagery in this poem, but if I wrote a poem today it would include verses about old snow now going away and sweet Spring emerging with crocus, daffodils, and tulips... but instead we can be thankful the snow, rain, and slush of today will provide moisture for those blooming spring flowers I still hope to see this calendar year!


A March Snow

Let the old snow be covered with the new:
The trampled snow, so soiled, and stained, and sodden.
Let it be hidden wholly from our view
By pure white flakes, all trackless and untrodden.
When Winter dies, low at the sweet Spring's feet
Let him be mantled in a clean, white sheet.

Let the old life be covered by the new:
The old past life so full of sad mistakes,
Let it be wholly hidden from the view
By deeds as white and silent as snow-flakes.

Ere this earth life melts in the eternal Spring
Let the white mantle of repentance fling
Soft drapery about it, fold on fold,
Even as the new snow covers up the old.

-Ella Wheeler Wilcox

1 comment:

  1. I totally agree with you about the March snow. The moisture is needed, but the feeling is mutual. Isn't it time for Spring? I am your newest follower.

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