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A pure white blanket blotted out the world I know" | 21-Nov-06

Our enquirer is looking for a poem that includes the line "A pure white blanket blotted out the world I know".

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Are you thinking of a poem by Alfred Noyes that begins 'A pure white mantle blotted out the world I used to know.'?
Marilyn Leete

I vaguely remember this poem, "A pure white mantle" by Alfred Noyes, as a boy at school in the late 40's & have been unable to find it since. Can you help, please?

Harry Chant

I had to learn this beautiful poem when I was at school years ago.

The Healing Snow by Sir Alfred Noyes.

A pure white mantle blotted out the world I used to know,
There was no scarlet in the sky or on the hills below,
gently as mercy out of heaven came down the healing snow.

The trees that were so dark and bare stood up in radiant white,
And the road forgot its furrowed care as day forgets the night
And the new heaven and the new earth lay robed in dazzling light.

And every flake that fell from heaven was like an angel's kiss
Or a feather fluttering from the wings of some dear soul in bliss
Who gently leaned from that bright world to soothe the pain of this
Maggie Snook

I believe it was written by Alfred Noyes. I remember learning it at school in England in the late 40s or early 50s
Elizabeth Chicado

An extraordinarily beautiful poem.

I have never come across a line so evocative and true as a description of what snow does to an ordinary landscape -

"And the road forgot its furrowed care as day forgets the night"

The healing snow.
Bellalique A poetry enthusiast

That is excellent - I have been trying for ages to find out what that poem was, my husband used to say the first 4 lines a lot - he learnt this poem as a child in a remote village in Ireland in the 60's. Thank you all for your feedback
Pauline Connelly


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