Velvet Shoes

What fun it is to walk quietly in new snow. Read this poem very softly and see if you can make it sound like walking in velvet shoes. What are the "veils of white lace"? did you ever wear a veil of this kind?

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 a 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 dew
On white silence below.
We shall walk on the snow.

Elinor Wylie


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