Raymond Knister

(27 May 1899 – 29 Aug 1932 / Canada)

The Quiet Snow - Poem by Raymond Knister

1 The quiet snow
2 Will splotch
3 Each in the row of cedars
4 With a fine
5 And patient hand;
6 Numb the harshness,
7 Tangle of that swamp.
8 It does not say, The sun
9 Does these things another way.

10 Even on hats of walkers,
11 The air of noise
12 And street-car ledges
13 It does not know
14 There should be hurry.

Comments about The Quiet Snow by Raymond Knister

  • Terry Craddock (9/24/2015 10:19:00 PM)

    'The quiet snow
    Will splotch
    Each in the row of cedars
    With a fine
    And patient hand;
    Numb the harshness,
    Tangle of that swamp.'

    these are beautiful wonderful lines, so poignant yet transcending loneliness, the harshness of the landscape, Raymond is ahead of his time; why is the voting so low on this? again 10+++ for me
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  • Terry Craddock (9/24/2015 10:13:00 PM)

    'Thin ridges of land unploughed
    Along the tree-rows
    Covered with long cream grasses
    Brown sand between them,
    Blue boughs above.'

    both stanzas of this poem are absolutely wonderful for me, so I find it incredible that the average vote is 5.2: (this is 10+++ definitely
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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 31, 2002

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