March Snow

A black sky turned
to clouded grey.
A white-flecked veil
swathed the scenery
with an achromatic cover.
Clumped flake feathers
silenced the setting,
concealing the features
of the landscape
with the crystalline touch
of a blanched gardener.

Tall trees blotched
with foam domes.
Geometric roof lines
defined with pale uniforms.
Swaddled streets
etched with tracks.
Plants clothed
in white-layered crinolines.
An undulating eiderdown
concealed the town
with scattered crystals
in a sparkled silence.
Lace snowflakes
defied the lines of sleet
to eat into the sugared contours.