3.02.2009

Snowbservations

Can I just say how much I appreciate the poem that arrived with today's update on trash collection from county Solid Waste Services?

Let the old snow be covered with the new:
The trampled snow, so soiled, and stained, and sodden.
Let it be hidden wholly from our view
By pure white flakes, all trackless and untrodden.
When Winter dies, low at the sweet Spring's feet
Let him be mantled in a clean, white sheet.


Let the old life be covered by the new:
The old past life so full of sad mistakes,
Let it be wholly hidden from the view
By deeds as white and silent as snow-flakes.


Ere this earth life melts in the eternal Spring
Let the white mantle of repentance fling
Soft drapery about it, fold on fold,
Even as the new snow covers up the old.


"A March Snow", Ella Wheeler Wilcox


The last one they sent was Robert Frost, but still appreciated given the context. This one is actually kinda apt. Thank you, trash man! (Trash communications woman?)



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1 comment:

J. said...

I wish my 'Solid Waste Service' would send me poems. They throw rolls of plastic bags at my door every now and again, but never so much as a single stanza.

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