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The Little People of the Snow

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Published: 1873
Language: English
Wordcount: 4,039 / 19 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 71.2
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 437
Added to site: 2007.08.27
mnybks.net#: 18028
Genre: Poetry
Excerpt

In long procession from the silent door,
Chanted a sad and solemn melody.

[Illustration]

"Lay her away to rest within the ground.
Yea, lay her down whose pure and innocent life
Was spotless as these snows; for she was reared
In love, and passed in love life's pleasant spring, And all that now our tenderest love can do
Is to give burial to her lifeless limbs."

They paused. A thousand slender voices round,
Like echoes softly flung from rock and hill,
Took up the strain, and all the hollow air
Seemed mourning for the dead; for, on that day,
The little people of the snow had come,
From mountain-peak, and cloud, and icy hall,
To Eva's burial. As the murmur died,
The funeral train renewed the solemn chant.

[Illustration]

"Thou, Lord, hast taken her to be with Eve,
Whose gentle name was given her. Even so,
For so Thy wisdom saw that it was best
For her and us. We bring our bleeding hearts,
And ask the touch of healin

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