When snow covers the ground,
It falls on the earth like a great bridal trail,
Sprinkling and shining - its white dust,
It sprinkles the tops of the trees,
Like a backwards white shadow.
The world seems more silent,
When it is covered by snow.
As if all the animals
Were sleeping under the great white blanket -
A world quiet and perfect.
As if it might be broken
By a raised voice or a passing shadow.