The Snow Has Been Falling Since Dawn
Paul McLaughlin


Snow has been falling since dawn
Icing the trees on our lawn-
Blowing and squalling
      And filling
      The garden
'Till autumn's last remnants are gone

At midday the air's full of snow
As night falls we're blind in the blow
Of a blizzard that's gusting
      And brawling
      And blustering-
A wild swirling whirlpool of snow

By daybreak the snow clouds are gone
And ice fractals flash in the dawn
The storm has blown by
      Leaving crystal
      Blue sky
And icy blue hues in the lawn

Our rose bushes snuggle below
The shimmering duvet of snow
A sheltering cover
      Like the arms
      Of a lover
In whose fingers wild roses will grow

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