Poetry Friday: Snow Day

Big snow is coming today. Here is Billy Collins on “big snow”:

Snow Day – by Billy Collins

Today we woke up to a revolution of snow,
its white flag waving over everything,
the landscape vanished,
not a single mouse to punctuate the blankness,
and beyond these windows

the government buildings smothered,
schools and libraries buried, the post office lost
under the noiseless drift,
the paths of trains softly blocked,
the world fallen under this falling.

In a while, I will put on some boots
and step out like someone walking in water,
and the dog will porpoise through the drifts,
and I will shake a laden branch
sending a cold shower down on us both…

For the rest, head to Poetry Foundation. Later today, I’ll head home and release my hound to “porpoise through the drifts.” Love that image.

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