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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807–1882). Complete Poetical Works. 1893.


“Soft Through the Silent Air”

December 18, 1847.

SOFT through the silent air descend the feathery snow-flakes;

White are the distant hills, white are the neighboring fields;

Only the marshes are brown, and the river rolling among them

Weareth the leaden hue seen in the eyes of the blind.