Thursday, December 17, 2009

Poets' Corner - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - Selected Works

Poets' Corner - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - Selected Works: "Snow-Flakes
OUT of the bosom of the Air
Out of the cloud-folds of her garments shaken,
Over the woodlands brown and bare,
Over the harvest-fields forsaken,
Silent, and soft, and slow
Descends the snow.
Even as our cloudy fancies take
Suddenly shape in some divine expression,
Even as the troubled heart doth make
In the white countenance confession
The troubled sky reveals
The grief it feels.
This is the poem of the air,
Slowly in silent syllables recorded;
This is the secret of despair,
Long in its cloudy bosom hoarded,
Now whispered and revealed
To wood and field.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow"---Ah it's going to be snowing tomorow, time for hot chocolate, a good fire and some good poetry. Maybe even a walk to the post office in the snow.

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