Poetry Friday: A Poem by Kate DiCamillo

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Here’s an excerpt from “Snow, Aldo,” which is one of the most beautiful poems I’ve ever read. The imagery is amazing. But most of all, it warms my heart each and every time I read it.

Snow, Aldo by Kate DiCamillo

Once, I was in New York,
in Central Park, and I saw
an old man in a black overcoat walking
a black dog. This was springtime
and the trees were still
bare and the sky was
gray and low and it began, suddenly,
to snow:
big fat flakes
that twirled and landed on the
black of the man’s overcoat and
the black dog’s fur. The dog
lifted his face and stared
up at the sky. The man looked
up, too. “Snow, Aldo,” he said to the dog,
“snow.” And he laughed.
The dog looked
at him and wagged his tail.

Click here to read the entire poem.

This week, Poetry Friday is being hosted at The Miss Rumphius Effect.