by Elinor Wylie (1885 - 1928)

Let us walk in the white snow
Language: English 
Available translation(s): GER
Let us walk in the white snow
  In a soundless space;
With footsteps quiet and slow,
  At a tranquil pace,
Under veils of white lace.

I shall go shod in silk,
  And you in wool,
White as white cow's milk,
  More beautiful
Than the breast of a gull.

We shall walk through the still town
  In a windless peace;
We shall step upon white down,
  Upon silver fleece,
Upon softer than these.

We shall walk in velvet shoes:
  Wherever we go
Silence will fall like dews
  On [white]1 silence below.
We shall walk in the snow.

R. Thompson sets stanzas 1-2, 4

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1 Thompson: "the white"

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Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , "Sammetschuh", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:53
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