by William Carlos Williams (1883 - 1963)

Language: English 
Now the snow 
lies on the ground 
and more snow 
is descending upon it— 
Patches of red dirt 
hold together 
the old 
snow patches 

This is winter— 
rosettes of 
leather-green leaves 
by the old fence 
and bare trees 
marking the sky— 

This is winter 
winter, winter 
leather-green leaves 
in the falling snow


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This text was added to the website: 2018-05-01
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