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« on: November 08, 2017, 12:08:58 PM »

The grave of Harriet Beecher Stowe
A landmark in the snow
Snow drifted to the second floor
At most building corners.

The grave of Harriet Beecher Stowe
An oblix on a mound
Orients the unbroken path
Shoulders drive at the drifts.

This is the powder burying all
This is silence of unmoving things
All is white, all is clean
The oblix still rises tall.

A gentle spirit at her grave in the spring
Sit calm on the grass to feel it
The passing of fierceness, its aftermath
In the spring, the birds and the bluettes.

This grave will see snow of six foot depth
Every now and again
A blizzard to mark a generation
A struggle to wander again.

Breakthrough the snow to the Stowe grave
And on in the clean morning air
The Commons is closed, no breakfast today
But the cemetery has a path through it.
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