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.


  1. Yes, one of the blessings of snow is the quiet.

  2. Beautiful. Iove the peaceful snow.


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