Tiny Snow-flowers

Snowflakes are waltzing in the sky like beads from Heaven!
We stood there, my daughter and I, marveling at these tiny,
Transparent carved jewels! Yes, for the first time we were
Able to closely observe their forms, which elicited cries
Of joy and wonder from us. We always thought that flurries
Were just shapeless, white, powdery substances swirling
In the air that settled on houses, trees, shrubs, cars,
Pedestrians’ clothes, then, finally, on the ground; their
Structure is truly amazing and so diverse:
They look like crystal flowers standing out on the dark
Velvet background of our coats! Do we dare to hold them in
Our hands? As we attempt to follow their lacy contours with
An inquisitive finger, immediately melting, they disappear!
As if we were witnessing a scientific discovery,
We experienced a great enthusiasm… The unique
Production of the Divine Artisan is truly incomparable!

© Djehane Hassouna, 2007

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