Poem of the Day

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Snowflake Nucleation


Fabulous flecks

of feather-white fluff

gracefully fall

from a frozen sky.


But moisture and cold

aren’t quite enough

to make water droplets



Most of those freezing

flakes of snow

use something alive

on which to grow.


Those Jack Frost patterns

will only start

when a microbe lies

at a snowflake’s heart.

Celia Berrell

Submitted in response to Poetry Prompt #28

Celia said: Fleeting, gentle, cool, melting … there’s something delightful about feeling the caress of a snowflake on my face. I can see all those rosy cheeks in the wintery weather down south. Love that snow!

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