Dec 17 : star

December 17 : Verse 17

Well into the second half of Snowflake Kisses, the star featured in this poem makes another appearance in Verse 17. If you missed the beginning of this Christmas Countdown, select the image highlighted above to see all the verses counted down so far.

How many times has the word star appeared in the verses of Snowflake Kisses?

So far, this star is said to hold the recipe required to whip up snowflake kisses. She has been described as different, unique, strong, magical, and made up of soft white angel feathers and silver fairy dust.

The previous stanza described how time and imagination must have taken place for this star to become all that it is, or does it refer to what is required to whip up snowflake kisses with a very gentle blink?

This is what I love about poetry. A poem can take on a different meaning depending on who is reading it, the time when it is read, and the direction in which the readers imagination leads them. Just like all stars in the universe – the possibilities are endless!

With very specific thoughts in mind when writing each line of Snowflake Kisses, every time a new line comes around, new ideas and new thoughts travel through my mind.

Snowflake Kisses seems to indicate that a specific star should be wished upon for snowflakes to tumble out of the sky. However, without the star chart that was given as a Christmas gift to the star of this poem, I myself can’t locate the specific star to be wished upon!

Also, it’s important to remember that this distinctive magical star was created out of the imagination. Therefore, if you do find yourself wishing for snowflake kisses, please don’t fret about locating the exact star referred to in this poem, because, just like anyone can wish upon a star, I’m quite certain any star can be wished upon.


Searching for stars led me through some rather cool constellations. Take a look at these maps to see if you can locate one or two stars you might want to wish upon:

December 2020 Star Chart : telescope.com

Interactive Sky Chart : skyandtelescope.org

For more on today’s word star, visit Cadent Words and go to the Christmas calendar to open every window where a star is featured!

Enter a phrase, a paragraph, or a poem in the Snowflake Kisses Writing Challenge – the only prerequisite is that it refers to todays word – star:


Return to the Christmas Countdown calendar for another verse and more Snowflake Kisses:


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