Tuesday, January 17, 2012

A Poem for Tuesday

It finally got true Minnesota cold today.  I think we have hit our high of 6 degrees.  There's still not much snow, but here's a beautiful poem about it anyway.

Velvet Shoes
Elinor Wylie

Let us walk in the white snow
          In a soundless space;
With footsteps quiet and slow,
          At a tranquil pace,
          Under veils of white lace.

I shall go shod in silk,
          And you in wool,
White as white cow's milk,
          More beautiful
          Than the breast of a gull.

We shall walk through the still town
          In a windless peace;
We shall step upon white down,
          Upon silver fleece,
          Upon softer than these.

We shall walk in velvet shoes:
          Wherever we go
Silence will fall like dews
          On white silence below.
          We shall walk in the snow.

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