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Poem by Mathilde Blind


A Winter Landscape


All night, all day, in dizzy, downward flight,
   Fell the wild-whirling, vague, chaotic snow,
   Till every landmark of the earth below,
Trees, moorlands, roads, and each familiar sight
Were blotted out by the bewildering white.
   And winds, now shrieking loud, now whimpering low,
   Seemed lamentations for the world-old woe
That death must swallow life, and darkness light.

But all at once the rack was blown away,
   The snowstorm hushing ended in a sigh;
   Then like a flame the crescent moon on high
Leaped forth among the planets; pure as they,
Earth vied in whiteness with the Milky Way:
   Herself a star beneath the starry sky.



Mathilde Blind


Mathilde Blind's other poems:
  1. The Desert
  2. Mourning Women
  3. The Hunter's Moon
  4. Perfect Union
  5. On a Forsaken Lark's Nest


Poems of the other poets with the same name:

  • Leigh Giltner A Winter Landscape ("A mystic world mantled in white simarre")

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