January Thaw

Sandalled white, the snowflakes flew
O'er the snow-piled Earth
To grand pipes the breezes blew
Danced in happy mirth

Balmy famed the merry drift
Bold the ardent sun
Turned to mist the dancers swift
Fled to rivers run

Cloudlets wept in friendly aid
Fast their tears-drops proud
Touched the trance of Nature's laid
'Neath her vanished shroud

Colder stilled to breathless awe
Snow the cloudlets hurled 
Swept to flight the golden thaw
Gay in dances whirled

January 1949

By Kajeje Yohsta

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