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a reflection made in snow by Linda Crate

by Patricia | 1.31.12

428px-Snow_in_Colarado_in_the_United_States_of_America by Tim McCabe (public domain image)

I watched as the white of snow
starched the earth clean of sins —

like the Savior washed me white
by his blood.  It seemed a stark

contrast of his shedding white for
red and the earth shedding scarlet

for white, but I think He favors the
irony just as much as we do. I stood

in the bone numbing cold of winter,
letting its reflection embrace me tight.

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1 Response to a reflection made in snow by Linda Crate

  1. Patricia

    It seemed a stark

    contrast of his shedding white for
    red and the earth shedding scarlet

    for white, but I think He favors the
    irony just as much as we do.

    For me, this is the best part of this poem. Also, for me, this poem reflects back to the cardinal in the previous poem.

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