They carpet the earth in crystal white,
And through them dances rainbow light,
On shining wings they flutter from high,
Like celestial beings of the sky.
Alighting in forests, tundras, and towns,
Trees and rooftops their splendor crowns,
Like petals on a wedding day,
Or blossoms carried far away.
Whiter than the moon hovering above,
Lighter than the feather of a dove,
Coming down in their frost and sleet,
Blanketing the earth in a spotless sheet.