David Whalen

Rookie - 88 Points (5/18/38 / Covington Kentucky)

An ode to snow (and a speck of dust)


Began it’s life a speck of dust
One of billions
Bourne upon the air

Transformed as all things must
Be… that blossom both…
Mundane and rare

A tiny mote imbued of moisture
absorbed within… and
Without a care

Tossed willy-niilly by caprice of wind
The mote of dust
Begins to dare

To attract electrons into it’s grasp
With static gasp
And electric glare

Then starts it’s dizzy descent
Joined by another
Commingling to form a pair

More moisture still… gathered as they went
Gaining weight and boon companions
In the gelid air

Now in numbers beyond count and scale
Strange, beautiful crystals form on speck of dust
Bourne upon the air

And softly falls like gentle comets would
In feathery flakes of cosmic dust
Like pious whispers of Lama’s prayer

A simple speck of dust
One would never think
could make

The incomprehensible
The unbelievably beautiful
Exquisitely unique

…Snowflake…

Submitted: Monday, December 19, 2011
Edited: Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Listen to this poem:

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (An ode to snow (and a speck of dust) by David Whalen )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  2. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  3. A Child's Christmas in Wales, Dylan Thomas
  4. If, Rudyard Kipling
  5. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  6. A Dream Within A Dream, Edgar Allan Poe
  7. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  8. No Man Is An Island, John Donne
  9. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  10. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou

Poem of the Day

poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

I heard the bells on Christmas day
Their old familiar carols play,
And wild and sweet the words repeat
Of peace on earth, good will to men.

...... Read complete »

   

New Poems

  1. Honey its your last chance, cristobal Benjumea
  2. Related, gajanan mishra
  3. Best day, Diplove gautam
  4. Thankful For You KP, Michael P. McParland
  5. Ten Dozen Red Roses, Michael P. McParland
  6. Eyes of Genesis, Merton Lee
  7. Haiku Concert At Day Break, Dorothy (Alves) Holmes
  8. Sending All My Love, Michael P. McParland
  9. Saved, Michael P. McParland
  10. What Does It Matter, Dorothy (Alves) Holmes
[Hata Bildir]