A March Snow Poem by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

A March Snow

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Let the old snow be covered with the new:
The trampled snow, so soiled, and stained, and sodden.
Let it be hidden wholly from our view
By pure white flakes, all trackless and untrodden.
When Winter dies, low at the sweet Spring's feet
Let him be mantled in a clean, white sheet.

Let the old life be covered by the new:
The old past life so full of sad mistakes,
Let it be wholly hidden from the view
By deeds as white and silent as snow-flakes.

Ere this earth life melts in the eternal Spring
Let the white mantle of repentance fling
Soft drapery about it, fold on fold,
Even as the new snow covers up the old.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Shaun Cronick 29 June 2020

New snow being used as a metaphor in this captivating poem on life and a new start.

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nikodimis 11 December 2018

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* Sunprincess * 21 March 2016

....a wonderful write, new snow is always do beautiful ?

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Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Johnstown Center / Rock County / Wisconsin
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