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James Stephens

White Fields


In the winter time we go

Walking in the fields of snow;

Where there is no grass at all;

Where the top of every wall,

Every fence, and every tree,

Is as white as white can be.


Pointing out the way we came,

—Every one of them the same—

All across the fields there be

Prints in silver filigree;

And our mothers always know,

By the footprints in the snow,

Where it is the children go.