Archive for January 5, 2011

Emily Dickinson’s “Snow”

Just can’t get enough of Emily Dickinson. What a flair she had for turning so few words into something we all can relate to, no matter what country we live in, Kazakhstan or the U.S. ┬áHere’s yet another one by Dickinson about SNOW.

It sifts from leaden sieves,
It powders all the wood,
It fills with alabaster wool
The wrinkles of the road.

It makes an even face
Of mountain and of plain, —
Unbroken forehead from the east
Unto the east again.

It reaches to the fence,
It wraps it, rail by rail,
Till it is lost in fleeces;
It flings a crystal veil

On stump and stack and stem, —
The summer’s empty room,
Acres of seams where harvests were,
Recordless, but for them.

It ruffles wrists of posts,
As ankles of a queen, —
Then stills its artisans like ghosts,
Denying they have been.

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