The Snow Storm Poem by Edna St. Vincent Millay

The Snow Storm

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No hawk hangs over in this air:
The urgent snow is everywhere.
The wing adroiter than a sail
Must lean away from such a gale,
Abandoning its straight intent,
Or else expose tough ligament
And tender flesh to what before
Meant dampened feathers, nothing more.
Forceless upon our backs there fall
Infrequent flakes hexagonal,
Devised in many a curious style
To charm our safety for a while,
Where close to earth like mice we go
Under the horizontal snow.

Monday, January 13, 2003
Topic(s) of this poem: snow
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Gangadharan Nair Pulingat 29 January 2015

A great writing on snow storm.

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Colleen Courtney 17 May 2014

The poet has a way of bringing a snowstorm vividly to mind. A great written piece.

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Edna St. Vincent Millay

Rockland / Maine / United States
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