Sonnet 881 By John Edwards

Sonnet 881

“Snowy Day”

White hats on every fencepost row

Cedar branches clothed in winter lace

Silence opaque upon the lake

Blackcaps flutter at first light

While quail orange-tawney on limbs of hazel wait

Wearing snowdust from last night

Like pilgrims who cross through frozen glass my sight

Black clouds in procession begin their slow retreat

From our Island to the Ice Mountains of the East



By John Edwards