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Posted by: glenda (
Date: February 14, 2004 11:38AM

We here in Dallas woke up to a rare 4 inch snow this morning. Those of you who are all too familiar with snow will think it silly to be as pleased as I am with these big, fat, wet flakes. Each time it snows enough here, (every ten years or so) I'm compelled to read one of my favorite Emily Dickinson poems, trying my best not to do it to the tune of "The Yellow Rose of Texas". smiling smiley

Emily Dickinson - It sifts from Leaden Sieves (311)

It sifts from Leaden Sieves --
It powders all the Wood.
It fills with Alabaster Wool
The Wrinkles of the Road --

It makes an Even Face
Of Mountain, and of Plain --
Unbroken Forehead from the East
Unto the East again --

It reaches to the Fence --
It wraps it Rail by Rail
Till it is lost in Fleeces --
It deals Celestial Vail

To Stump, and Stack -- and Stem --
A Summer's empty Room --
Acres of Joints, where Harvests were,
Recordless, but for them--

It Ruffles Wrists of Posts
As Ankles of a Queen --
Then stills its Artisans -- like Ghosts --
Denying they have been --

Posted by: Tigermonkey (
Date: February 15, 2004 04:12PM

The Time I Like Best - Roger McGough

The time I like best is 6am
when the snow is 6 inches deep
which I'm yet to discover
'cause I'm under the covers
fast, fast asleep.

Posted by: appgrrl (
Date: February 16, 2004 08:59PM

The Time I Hate Worst - Heather Sanders

But if you go to Appalachian,
At eight o'clock you'll see
That away you'll go
Through two feet of snow
'Cause this school really hates me!

Posted by: Pam Adams (
Date: February 16, 2004 09:24PM

No snow here, except safely up in the mountains.

This is one I always enjoy.

Dust of Snow
by Robert Lee Frost

The way a crow
Shook down on me
The dust of snow
From a hemlock tree

Has given my heart
A change of mood
And saved some part
Of a day I had rued.


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