DPF / Oliver

For winter birds, from poetryfoundation.org. The rest of the poem may be found here: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine/poem/30876

from White-Eyes / by Mary Oliver, b. 1935

like stars, or the feathers
      of some unimaginable bird

that loves us,
        that is asleep now, and silent—
          that has turned itself
            into snow.