340th Virtual Poetry Circle

Welcome to the 340th Virtual Poetry Circle!

Remember, this is just for fun and is not meant to be stressful.

Keep in mind what Molly Peacock’s book suggested.

Look at a line, a stanza, sentences, and images; describe what you like or don’t like; and offer an opinion. If you missed my review of her book, check it out here.

This poem is from Kenneth Patchen:

The Snow Is Deep on the Ground

The snow is deep on the ground.
Always the light falls
Softly down on the hair of my belovèd.

This is a good world.
The war has failed.
God shall not forget us.
Who made the snow waits where love is.

Only a few go mad.
The sky moves in its whiteness
Like the withered hand of an old king.
God shall not forget us.
Who made the sky knows of our love.

The snow is beautiful on the ground.
And always the lights of heaven glow
Softly down on the hair of my belovèd.

What do you think?

  • Anna (Diary of an Eccentric)

    Another blizzard-appropriate poem!

  • Suko http://www.sukosnotebook

    Serena, this is the beautiful poem is perfect for this morning. I saw photos of my daughter’s snowy campus a bit earlier.

    Enjoy your weekend.

    • It’s funny that I picked this poem more than a week ago, and they are telling me this week that we will have about 2 ft. of snow by Friday!