Slowly the circles widen on the river

Suddenly all the sky is hid
As with the shutting of a lid,
One by one great drops are falling
Doubtful and slow,
Down the pane they are crookedly crawling,
And the wind breathes low;
Slowly the circles widen on the river,
Widen and mingle, one and all;
Here and there the slenderer flowers shiver,
Struck by an icy rain-drop’s fall.

~James Russell Lowell

First dayof snow in Lowell, Massachusetts

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Posted on: January 12, 2016 6:32 pm