Star-patterned snow
has fallen across the universe

through the dark night it fell
flake upon flake covering the land

and in its wake it has brought
peace and silence and for a time

a certain subdued solidarity
slowing as it always does

the frantic pace of life
the rushing to and fro

snow has fallen in the cities
and on the hills and in the woods

and has levelled parks and gardens
and all the wide playing fields

there is a lesson to be learnt
from the simplicities of snow

John Lyons


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