Poetry Friday

It’s been snowing here, on and off, for about 48 hours.  We only have a dusting, but the kids and I have been hoping for a snow day soon.  I stumbled on this Billy Collins poem and love it! 

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.

 Read the rest here… 

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2 Responses

  1. I have only recently discovered Billy Collins, but I LOVE his work.

  2. We all cheer when we hear the Peas and Carrots Nursery School is closed for the snow!! YAY snow days!! :) Collins is so good at taking the ordinary things of life and going deeper. Just what are those girls plotting by the fence?

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