Yale Class of 1975

Poetry Project, Week 5

Dust of Snow

The way a crow
Shook down on me
The dust of snow
From a hemlock tree

Has given my heart
A change of mood
And saved some part
Of a day I had rued.

— Robert Frost

Laurie Clarke-Buchar: Buc’s [Dave Buchar ES ‘75] fav poem is by Admiral Takijiro Onishi

In blossom today then scattered
Life is so like a delicate flower
How can one expect the fragrance to last forever.

He recites it frequently and has for 50 years. And mine is Robert Frost’s A Dust of Snow