by John Banister Tabb (1845 - 1909)

The first snowfall
Language: English 
The Fir tree felt it with a thrill
And murmur of content;
The last dead leaf its cable slipt
And from its moorings went,
The self-same silent messenger
To one the shibboleth
Of Life imparting, and to one
The counter-sign of Death.

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This text was added to the website: 2009-08-23
Line count: 8
Word count: 42