Sunday, March 6, 2016

The Snow-Blossoms / Clark Ashton Smith

The Snow-Blossoms

But yestereve the winter trees
Reared leafless, blackly bare,
Their twigs and branches poignant-marked
Upon the sunset-flare.

White-petaled, opens now the dawn,
And in its pallid glow,
Revealed, each leaf-lorn, barren tree
Stands white with flowers of snow.

Clark Ashton Smith
from The Star-Treader, and other poems, 1912

[Poem is in the public domain in Canada and the United States]

Clark Ashton Smith biography

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