Ina Coolbrith

(1841 – 1928 / Nauvoo, Illinois)

How Looked The Earth?

HOW looked the earth unto His eyes,
So lately closed OH Paradise?
Clad all in purity
Of snowy raiment, as a bride
That waiteth for her lord to see —
That waiteth in her love and pride?

Was the snow white on fields and rocks,
Whereon the shepherds watched their flocks

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