“Snowflake Nucleation” by Celia Berrell

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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.

One thought on ““Snowflake Nucleation” by Celia Berrell

  1. Such a lovely poem! I been a little obsessed with Jack Frost since my childhood. I don’t live where it snows and didn’t see actual snow until I was 16 years old. It still fascinates me!

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