Saturday, 25 February 2012



snow flakes
fleetingly infinite

snow falls
after milk thistle down

snow blown
birch stencilled white

snow prints
going nowhere fast

snow drifts
blanket life-on-ice


Bryan Douglas Cook February 2012

Context for "Snow"
This is my attempt at a winter season sequential poem.

Read at the Tree Reading Series 14 February 2012

A Twelve Sided Pair of Snowflakes (the nucleus is a speck of dust)...from
Snowflakes under the microscope
7 January 2009: Kenneth Libbrecht, a professor of physics at the California Institute of Technology, has been studying snowflakes, ice patterns, crystal growth and ice formations since 1997. He faced sub-zero temperatures to catch falling snowflakes and photograph and illuminate them using a specially designed photo-microscope. His pictures show snow crystals that fell to earth in Northern Ontario, Alaska, Vermont, the Michigan Upper Peninsula and the Sierra Nevada mountains of California, and are showcased in his Snowflakes book

Birch Stencilled White (author's photo)

Squirrel Prints (author's photo)

Snow Drift and Frozen Stream (author's photo)

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