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THE FIRST SNOW, by            
First Line: It silently fell in the gloom and the night
Last Line: In june or november, mid flowers or snow.
Subject(s): Love - Nature Of


IT silently fell in the gloom and the night,
And loaded the pines with a burden of white;
It wrapped with soft mantles the fields far and near,
This beautiful gift of the beautiful year.

Ere noontide its beauty had faded away, --
First snows, like first sorrows, endure but a day;
But fading or dying true love cannot know,
In June or November, mid flowers or snow.





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