First snow.

The Snow Fairy (by Claude McKay)


Throughout the afternoon I watched them there,

Snow-fairies falling, falling from the sky,

Whirling fantastic in the misty air,

Contending fierce for space supremacy.

And they flew down a mightier force at night,

As though in heaven there was revolt and riot,

And they, frail things had taken panic flight

Down to the calm earth seeking peace and quiet.

I went to bed and rose at early dawn

To see them huddled together in a heap,

Each merged into the other upon the lawn,

Worn out by the sharp struggle, fast asleep.

The sun shone brightly on them half the day,

By night they stealthily had stol’n away.

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  1. #1 by totsymae1011 on December 8, 2011 - 9:08 pm

    Beautiful photographs and presentation; that contrast of hot pepper and snow, nice. 🙂

  2. #2 by InsideJourneys on December 20, 2011 - 10:37 am

    I just posted a poem by McKay – The Spanish Needle.

    • #3 by Celia on December 23, 2011 - 3:14 am

      Just read it, that is a nice one as well!

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