Chloris in the Snow

William Strode 1602 – 1645



I SAW fair Chloris walk alone,
When feather'd rain came softly down,
As Jove descending from his Tower
To court her in a silver shower:
The wanton snow flew to her breast,
Like pretty birds into their nest,
But, overcome with whiteness there,
For grief it thaw'd into a tear:
   Thence falling on her garments' hem,
   To deck her, froze into a gem.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

Modified on March 18, 2023

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Scheme ABCCDDEEFF
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 357
Words 65
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 10

William Strode

William Strode (c. 1602 – 1645) was an English poet, Doctor of Divinity and Public Orator of Oxford University, one of the Worthies of Devon of John Prince (d.1723). more…

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