Snowflake Kisses : Verse 6

The sixth verse from Snowflake Kisses aptly describes where I now live. Seldom do snowflakes reach the shoreline, but the mountaintops near and far, are always covered in white through wintertime.

Of course, due to the dense and heavy cloud cover often accompanied by rain, the mountaintops are seldom seen. But I’ve come to think of myself as a local after 30 years of living here. An imaginative local that is. Because I know what lies behind what can’t be seen through most of the rainy season, and I know it’s worth getting through until the sky clears.

When I think of the 6th verse I wrote for Snowflake Kisses, if I think of it independently, standing on its own, separate from the rest of this poem – I find myself considering the process a falling snowflake goes through. So through my imagination and the little bits I’ve read here and there, this is my snowflake tale for today, inspired from Verse 6 of Snowflake Kisses:


Caught up in clouds way up in the sky, suddenly, on a given day it is released and it falls. Touched by cold air and pulled by gravity, it tumbles down so gently and so delicately, it seems to float – until caught by a tree branch, a rooftop, or the ground.

There it resides while the weather is cold, until it melts into the ground, or until it is carried away by a river or rainfall. Where it goes from there of course, has been studied and discovered by many, but that’s not the point of this snowflake’s story.


My Snowflake Tale

Sparkly snowflakes can be seen
Through every cloudy season
Whenever fog rolls in
And even when walking through mist

When the weather is cold enough
To turn dew into frost
A photograph of what was
Just like an instant snap shot
Once again they can be seen
Covering the ground
And even on trees and leaves

So if this Christmas comes and goes
Without you near or here
Or without a single snowflake
To fall from the sky above
I will see them wherever
And whenever I please
In dew mist and fog

So please don’t fret or fear
If you can’t be near
Sparkly snowflakes I will see
This Christmas Eve


Copyright © Cadence Beret – all rights reserved.


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Cadence Beret

creative writer

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