Snowflake, glistening in the sun you swirl up, down and around your fellow flakes playing in the rays that will soon kill you with their warmth and brightness.
And yet you dance, float above the gravel, flip and turn glint like a spark set on the wind.
You spare nothing have no inhibitions no worries, simply live the moment.
For a breath, you stop on a chamisa flower hold tight and linger. Maybe your salvation is in this clinging. Maybe you can escape the melt.
But no, your demise is certain as you lose your grip and fall to the earth.
You melt and enter a creek where you bump and flow over boulders and through arroyos.
You join the Rio Grande meandering across the desert to the Gulf where you meet the Great Ocean.
From there you evaporate, rise into an ethereal mist and being again dancing…
until you fully grasp the waltz of the Universe and merge completely into Love.
Once again your magical poetry transports me. I am riding with the snowflake on its incredible journey.
Love to you,
Thank you, Kelley. I’m right there riding along with you! Wishing you a love-filled holiday!
I am stunned once again by the perfect metaphors you see around you! Like the comment above, we all live the lives of a snowflake, at first believing we will never die, then melting into the belief that life will take us somewhere important, and long is the journey to the Great Ocean. But eventually, we all make it! Such beauty! Thank you so much for this Winter Solstice gift.
Thank you, Rudy. I love how you looked deeply into the poem and saw things I hadn’t seen. Yes, the journey is a constant melting into deeper levels of surrender until there is nothing left but the Beloved inside! So great, dear friend.
Thank you Lesley for providing your, always wonderful, take on Love and Life itself. I so much appreciate what you put out to the Universe. John
Wow Lesley, that is really beautiful! I will always see the snowflake in a different light from now on, (no pun intended, or was it? hahaha.), and I will smile, knowing the Life of a Snowflake. How precious! Happiest of holidays to you and your family!