Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Here you will find the Poem A March Snow of poet Ella Wheeler Wilcox

A March Snow

Let the old snow be covered with the new: 
The trampled snow, so soiled, and stained, and sodden. 
Let it be hidden wholly from our view 
By pure white flakes, all trackless and untrodden. 
When Winter dies, low at the sweet Spring's feet 
Let him be mantled in a clean, white sheet. 

Let the old life be covered by the new: 
The old past life so full of sad mistakes, 
Let it be wholly hidden from the view 
By deeds as white and silent as snow-flakes. 

Ere this earth life melts in the eternal Spring 
Let the white mantle of repentance fling 
Soft drapery about it, fold on fold, 
Even as the new snow covers up the old.