Terence George Craddock (Spectral Images and Images Of Light)


Name Meaning Perceptions Of Falling Snow - Poem by Terence George Craddock (Spectral Images and Images Of Light)

The Inuit have contested sixteen words for snow
sixteen words to define different types of snow
all necessary to define joys dangers of gift snow
in their adaptive interactive struggle to survive

in a harsh unforgiving landscape of seasoned ice
need determines skills necessary to comprehend
qualities differences which states of snow foretells
auspicious powder fleet or driving icicles of snow

industrial humans dwelling in warm created cities
need only to know how to turn on window wipers
how to travel or not to travel if storm warnings pend
how to drive slower safer break or skid in drift snow

wrong glaciers melt rapid global warming wicked hurricanes
English need has many words for lost snow did you not know
avalanche blizzard hard pack powder melt sleet slush snow
flakes hoar frost ice run off ice shelf ice park permafrost lost

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Poem Submitted: Monday, May 23, 2011

Poem Edited: Tuesday, May 24, 2011


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