Dust of snow

The way a crow
Shook down on me
The dust of snow
From a hemlock tree

Has given my heart
A change of mood
And saved some part
Of a day I had rued.

Robert Frost – 1923

Dust of Snow

I recently traveled up to the mountains in New Mexico to attend the funeral of a very good man.  The day of his wake, the first snow of the season hit the mountains and I went for a walk in the fresh snow the next day.  Frost’s poem sums up the day quite nicely I do believe!


~ by Derrick Birdsall on November 13, 2012.

13 Responses to “Dust of snow”

  1. So perfect. Beautiful!

  2. I instantly liked this post. The Frost poem was the perfect complement to the picture and what you were going through. My condolences.

  3. Sorry for your loss, lovely poem 🙂

  4. I stunning image, Mr. B…
    but I’m very sorry to hear about the passing of your friend…

    • Thanks inky! When I saw that scene it lifted my spirits a bit. I did a cursory search of winter oriented poems but most of them were just depressing ;). This Frost poem hit the spot.

  5. What a touching tribute, in both words and picture, to a friend you will have forever . . . .

  6. Beautiful, Derrick. I’m sorry about the loss of your friend.

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