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Edith Nesbit

New Year Snow

The white snow falls on hill and dale,

The snow falls white by square and street,

Falls on the town, a bridal veil,

And on the fields a winding-sheet.

A winding-sheet for last year's flowers,

For last year's love, and last year's tear,

A bridal veil for the New Hours,

For the New Love and the New Year.

Soft snow, spread out his winding-sheet!

Spin fine her veil, O bridal snow!

Cover the print of her dancing feet,

And the place where he lies low.