Beginner II

Snow by Mary Mapes Dodge

The poem "Snow" was written by Mary Mapes Dodge (1831-1905). Watch the video "Snow" (2009) translated into ASL (American Sign Language). In additon, there is also a tutorial on grammar below.

Original text


Little white feathers, filling the air --
Little white feathers! how came ye there?
"We came from the cloud-birds sailing so high;
They're shaking their white wings up in the sky."

Little white feathers, how swift you go!
Little white feathers, I love you so!
"We are swift because we have work to do;
But hold up your face, and we'll kiss you true."

Poem by Mary Mapes Dodge, Rhymes and Jingles, 1875.

Tutorial: learn ASL grammar

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