By Elinor Wylie
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.
This poem was originally published in Poetry magazine in May, 1920. It is now in the public domain.
Elinor Morton Wylie (1885-1928) was an American writer and editor. (Wikipedia; Poetry Foundation)