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The Snow Fairy

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Throughout the afternoon I watched them there,
Snow-fairies falling, falling from the sky,
Whirling fantastic in the misty air,
Contending fierce for space supremacy.
And they flew down a mightier force at night,
As though in heaven there was revolt and riot,
And they, frail things had taken panic flight
Down to the calm earth seeking peace and quiet.

I went to bed and rose at early dawn
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A lonely actor in a dreamy player........Great imagination and likes it.

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Gwenifer Sealby 21 May 2010

love this, it's really beautiful

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Souren Mondal 05 February 2016

Indeed, it is a really beautiful poem, full of rich imagination :)

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Bharati Nayak 05 February 2016

The lonely actor in a dreamy play- - What a fantastic dream-play is enacted through this lonely actor- -the snow fairies dancing- - beloved comes when heart is like the weather- - -a marvelous write where nature and human feelings intermingled.

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Ahmed Gumaa Siddiek 05 February 2016

As though in heaven there was revolt and riot, And they, frail things had taken panic flight Down to the calm earth seeking peace and quiet. Very nice image and nice poem. Good reflection of nature.

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Ratnakar Mandlik 05 February 2016

Narration of heavy snow fall and snow flakes descending in the form of fairies on earth in great hurry is amazing. The condition of heaps of snow by night and the description, By night they stealthily had stolen away is simply superb imagery. Thanks for sharing.

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Susan Williams 05 February 2016

My word, this was luscious. I am finding so many new poets on this site to settle down with and read on a cold winter evening with the fire snapping and popping and I am sipping a cup of hot chocolate.

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Kim Barney 05 February 2016

This is a wonderful poem. I had not heard of Claude McKay before, but I will have to read more of his poems.

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M Asim Nehal 05 February 2016

You went with Dawn. You left me ere the day, The lonely actor of a dreamy play.

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Godfrey Morris 05 February 2016

I love this poem by Claude mckay

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