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  1. So much snow in these photos. They make me think of a poem that Randall Thompson (composer) set to music and has become a favorite of middle school choirs. The title is “Velvet Show.” Here is a link to the music just in case you can get youtube. It takes about 3 minutes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfkcL4P5ZNw
    Below is the poem itself.

    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 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.

    Elinor Wylie


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