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Snow by Louis MacNeice is an interesting poem about the emotions and feelings each of us go through every day of our lives.

Ireland’s 100 favourite poems

The poem was voted inside the top 50 of Ireland’s 100 favourite poems.

Snow by Louis MacNeice. Image copyright Ireland Calling


The room was suddenly rich and the great bay-window was
Spawning snow and pink roses against it
Soundlessly collateral and incompatible:
World is suddener than we fancy it.

World is crazier and more of it than we think,
Incorrigibly plural. I peel and portion
A tangerine and spit the pips and feel
The drunkenness of things being various.

And the fire flames with a bubbling sound for world
Is more spiteful and gay than one supposes–
On the tongue on the eyes on the ears in the palms of your hands–
There is more than glass between the snow and the huge roses.

Snow by Louis MacNeice. Image copyright Ireland Calling
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