The Snow Fall

(1981)

"The Snow Fall" is the final movement in Miriam Gideon's song cycle Spirit Above the Dust.

The Snow Fall
by Archibald MacLeish


Quietness clings to the air.
Quietness gathers the bell
To a great distance.
Listen!
This is the snow.
This is the slow
Chime
The snow
Makes.
It encloses us.
Time in the snow is alone:
Time in the snow is at last,
Is past.


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