Snow Poem by Louis Macneice

Snow

Rating: 3.4


The room was suddenly rich and the great bay-window was
Spawning snow and pink roses against it
Soundlessly collateral and incompatible:
World is suddener than we fancy it.

World is crazier and more of it than we think,
Incorrigibly plural. I peel and portion
A tangerine and spit the pips and feel
The drunkenness of things being various.

And the fire flames with a bubbling sound for world
Is more spiteful and gay than one supposes–
On the tongue on the eyes on the ears in the palms of your hands–
There is more than glass between the snow and the huge roses.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Gangadharan Nair Pulingat 28 January 2015

love to the snow and it is nature's wonder and the poem is very nice.

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AR181 27 November 2020

i like this poem it tells you about how life was before

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Smcqueen 13 January 2018

Who would want poetryread by robot Awful massacre

3 1 Reply
Carlos Echeverria 01 February 2016

Love the inner rhyme scheme.

4 5 Reply
Kim Barney 01 February 2016

There is much more to the world than we think, according to MacNeice. I have to agree with that.

9 4 Reply
Edward Kofi Louis 01 February 2016

Problems everywhere on earth today! Thanks for sharing.

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