Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Old Snowflake Quilt Block and Velvet Shoes

Velvet Shoes

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.

by Eleanor Wylie (1885-1928)

You might also enjoy reading my previous blog post Christmas Aprons and Christmas Cookies.


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