Sunday, February 17, 2013

The Quiet Snow / Raymond Knister

The Quiet Snow

The quiet snow
Will splotch
Each in the row of cedars
With a fine
And patient hand;
Numb the harshness,
Tangle of that swamp.
It does not say, The sun
Does these things another way.

Even on hats of walkers,
The air of noise
And street-car ledges
It does not know
There should be hurry.

Raymond Knister
from The Collected Poems of Raymond Knister, 1949

[Poem is in the public domain in Canada and the European Union]

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