Ethelwyn Wetherald

(26 April 1857 - 9 March 1940 / Rockwood, Ontario)

The Snow Storm - Poem by Ethelwyn Wetherald

The Great soft downy snow storm like a cloak
Descends to wrap the lean world head to feet;
It gives the dead another winding sheet,
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Comments about The Snow Storm by Ethelwyn Wetherald

  • Terry Craddock (8/22/2014 7:47:00 PM)

    A beautifully written poem, I loved these lines the most for their imaginative freshness

    It gives the dead another winding sheet,
    It buries all the roofs until the smoke
    Seems like a soul that from its clay has broke.

    Even the first line seems to invite the reader in warm tucked up in bed, with the line 'The Great soft downy snow storm like a cloak' or perhaps, it is the eternal invitation to go out and explore the new winter white changes coming in an Autumn storm?
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  • (8/22/2014 9:23:00 AM)

    the snow always muffles the sounds of Winter and is beautiful to watch as lacy snowflakes dance on the beautiful this poem is as in your words you capture the essence and spirit of the season.. (Report) Reply

  • Savita Tyagi (8/22/2014 6:52:00 AM)

    Beautiful poem. smoke like soul broken from its clay. Loved the lines. (Report) Reply

  • Gajanan Mishra (8/22/2013 4:46:00 AM)

    giving radiant answer to the sun, I like it. (Report) Reply

  • Anita Sehgal (8/22/2012 6:59:00 AM)

    Every sound
    It hushes to the footstep of a nun.
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  • (8/22/2012 4:00:00 AM)

    beautifully descriptive and full of atmosphere, if a little predictable by todays standards but i do agree with veeraiyah the last line just lifts the whole piece (Report) Reply

  • (8/22/2012 3:17:00 AM)

    a good pizza poem! The last line is remarkable! (Report) Reply

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