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First Line: Let us walk in the white snow
Last Line: We shall walk in the snow.
Alternate Author Name(s): Benet, William Rose, Mrs.
Subject(s): Shoes; Silence; Snow; Walking; Boots; Sneakers; Shoemakers


LET us walk in the white snow
In a soundless space;
With footsteps quiet and slow,
At a tranquil pace,
Under veils of white lace.

I shall go shod in silk,
And you in wool,
White as a white cow's milk,
More beautiful
Than the breast of a gull.

We shall walk through the still town
In a windless peace;
We shall step upon white down,
Upon silver fleece,
Upon softer than these.

We shall walk in velvet shoes:
Wherever we go
Silence will fall like dews
On white silence below.
We shall walk in the snow.




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