Friday, February 8, 2013

Poetry Friday--"Snowflake"


It's nearly Valentine's Day, a supersnowstorm is heading our way, and I've found the perfect poem!
Snowflake
by William Baer

Timing's everything. The vapor rises
high in the sky, tossing to and fro,
then freezes, suddenly, and crystallizes
into a perfect flake of miraculous snow.
For countless miles, drifting east above
the world, whirling about in a swirling free-
for-all, appearing aimless, just like love,
but sensing, seeking out, its destiny.
Falling to where the two young skaters stand,
hand in hand, then flips and dips and whips
itself about to ever-so-gently land,
a miracle, across her unkissed lips:
as he blocks the wind raging from the south,
leaning forward to kiss her lovely mouth.
Didn't I tell you? It's a lesson in science, it's a lesson in love, it's a lesson in hope. It's happiness! How have I never read this before? If you've never come across it, I hope it delights you as much as it has me.

You'll find the Poetry Friday Round-Up taking place at A Teaching Life. Please stop by.

Photo by nutmeg66.

6 comments:

Tabatha said...

Yes, you were right! Science, love, and hope in fourteen lines :-)

Andromeda Jazmon Sibley said...

sweet! and perfect for today...

Diane Mayr said...

Sure, is, but I'm afraid "snowflake" doesn't begin to describe what we're in for! I hope both you ladies are safe and warm!

Mary Lee said...

Perfect!

Hunker down, y'all, and stay safe!

readingtothecore said...

Just lovely! Thanks for sharing.

Travel Guides for Women said...

Sweet . . .