The Henry is CLOSED today – Thursday 1/19

Yes, we are still closed. That sled-able snow was fun, wasn’t it? This freezing rain business, though – not so much.

That also means tonight’s Quorum is cancelled, and the beginning of Seattle Arts and Lectures SAL U program Eternity in a Ruffle: Fashion in Art, Art in Fashion  will be postponed to less slippery days.

If you’re interested in the SAL U program, and have questions, you may email sal@lectures.org.

Meanwhile, feel free to browse the Henry’s online collection – try searching “snow!”

Or enjoy another snowy day poem:

The Snow Is Deep on the Ground

BY KENNETH PATCHEN

The snow is deep on the ground.
Always the light falls
Softly down on the hair of my belovèd.
This is a good world.
The war has failed.
God shall not forget us.
Who made the snow waits where love is.
Only a few go mad.
The sky moves in its whiteness
Like the withered hand of an old king.
God shall not forget us.
Who made the sky knows of our love.
The snow is beautiful on the ground.
And always the lights of heaven glow
Softly down on the hair of my belovèd.

Kenneth Patchen, “The Snow Is Deep on the Ground” from Collected Poems. Copyright 1943 by Kenneth Patchen. Reprinted with the permission of New Directions Publishing Corporation.