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“Dust of Snow” was published in the Pulitzer Prize-winning volume of poetry New Hampshire (1923).The poem consists of two brief, seemingly simple rhymed stanzas—the scheme is abab cdcd in short dimeter lines—but the poem shows Frost as the master of the miniature. There are no adverbs or adjectives to clutter up the message or the image—a small moment during a midwinter walk that has greater significance, a brief incident that turns the ponderous weight of bitter regret into light and thankful hope.