Tuesday, January 22, 2008


Enclosed please find one
perfect snowflake, which fell
this morning on my sleeve button,
framing its six-fold dihedral

symmetry in a circle of brass.
Recalling your love of the hexagram,
I couldn’t let perfection pass,
ran for envelope and stamp.

I’m counting on the general chill
to see it to you before it thaws;
not that I really think it will,
but it was lovely while it was.


Minx said...


david hayes said...


Debi said...

Me too.

Take a peek at my blog when you get a chance, John.

Cailleach said...

Hope you're getting over that nasty bout of unwellness captured so well before.

I like the simplicity of this and am looking forward to meeting you in February - see blog too :)

leslie said...

I couldn't figure out how, until you said brass.
Just amazing.

Absolute Vanilla (& Atyllah) said...

Ah, simply beautiful.