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Short poem

Raymond Knister (1899-1932)

The Quiet Snow

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

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

Online text copyright © 2003, Ian Lancashire for the Department of English, University of Toronto.
Published by the Web Development Group, Information Technology Services, University of Toronto Libraries.

Original text: Collected Poems of Raymond Knister, ed. Dorothy Livesay (Toronto: Ryerson Press, 1949): 33. PS 8521 N567A17 1949 Robarts Library.
First publication date: 1949
RPO poem editor: Ian Lancashire
RP edition: RPO 1998.
Recent editing: 2:2002/3/27

Rhyme: unrhyming

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