Out of the bosom of the Air,
Out of the cloud-folds of her germents shaken,
Over the woodlands brown and bare,
Over the harvest-field forsaken,
Silent, and soft, and slow
Descends the snow.
Even as our cloudy fancies take
Suddenly shape in some divine expression,
Even as the troubled heart doth make
In the white counternance confession ,
The troubled sky reveals
The grief it feels.
This is the poem of the air,
Slowly in silent syllables recorded;
This is the secret of despair,
Long in its couldy bosom boarded,
Now whispered and revealed
To wood and field.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow,