“Velvet Shoes” – A Poem about Walking in the Snow

The rain turned into snow last night. The land is a beautiful velvety white.

Here’s a poem about the snow by Elinor Wylie…

Velvet Shoes

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 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 dews
On white silence below.
We shall walk in the snow.

If it’s wintry white outside near you, put on your velvet shoes and enjoy a walk in the snow!


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9 Responses to ““Velvet Shoes” – A Poem about Walking in the Snow”

  1. christie Says:

    this is a lovley poem and song

  2. P. Says:

    I used to sing this song in a choir when I was young and it is killing me that I can no longer remember the melody. Can anyone help me with a site where I can simply hear the melody/lyrics of this song? Much appreciated…

  3. Lisa Says:

    Monique sent me this info…

    Here you can see a sample of 3 pages of sheet music. If you copy and paste them and enlarge them, you can read the melody…

    & here you can pay $1.25 for the sheet music.

  4. debbie Smith Says:

    Hi , IS this a unison piece or 2 part.Debbie

  5. debbie Smith Says:

    I am looking for a copy for early elementary choir. Perhaps this isn’t the piece . I was thinking festival .Any help with this ? Debbie

  6. Alan Kerr Says:

    It’s a beautiful poem. One of my favourites. I used it in Book 4 of my anthologies for children and because we’ve had a lot of snow in the UK over the past week I’ve been emailing schools about it.

    Alan K

  7. Larry Lengel Says:

    I directed this piece with a jr hi choir maybe 30 years ago. It’s very good music, a nice text, and the kids liked it very much.

  8. Dustin Warren Says:

    I along with my H.S. Choir performed this piece for ajudication one year. I turned out beautifully and has since become one of my favorite memories from then.

  9. Joyce Bang Says:

    Do you know the genre of this???

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