To A Snowflake

Francis Thompson

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What heart could have thought you? --
Past our devisal
(O filigree petal!)
Fashioned so purely,
Fragilely, surely,
From what Paradisal
Imagineless metal,
Too costly for cost?
Who hammered you, wrought you,
From argentine vapor? --
"God was my shaper.
Passing surmisal,
He hammered, He wrought me,
From curled silver vapor,
To lust of His mind --
Thou could'st not have thought me!
So purely, so palely,
Tinily, surely,
Mightily, frailly,
Insculped and embossed,
With His hammer of wind,
And His graver of frost."

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  • robtmcnair77935

    I just finished reading a beautiful work by Francis Thompson. I was captivated by the sheer beauty of his words and how he effectively conveyed the simple, pure and fragile nature of snowflakes. It was simply delightful. 👌🌨️📖💖