Treasure Island

Edward Thomas

(3 March 1878 - 9 April 1917 / London / England)

Snow


In the gloom of whiteness,
In the great silence of snow,
A child was sighing
And bitterly saying: "Oh,
They have killed a white bird up there on her nest,
The down is fluttering from her breast!"
And still it fell through that dusky brightness
On the child crying for the bird of the snow.

Submitted: Tuesday, December 31, 2002

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