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"Mes de los Muertos"

The Magic of Snowflakes and Diamonds

By Ndaba Sibanda

I take a rather slow


toward the magic of the snow

My fascination -

the frozen and crystalline state

of water that falls as precipitation

Having no clear idea of a crystal

or crystalline solid

or the process of

          crystal growth or crystallization

or solidification


clearly craving for a sight

         of crystal twins! those that are often

symmetrically intergrown

          they just grow on me

l marvel at common crystals like



          and table salt
It would be cool if l went more into
a world inside the flake
a new world
a place that is essentially
warmer than we imagine

Oh what magic!

Article © Ndaba Sibanda. All rights reserved.
Published on 2014-12-22
Image(s) are public domain.
1 Reader Comments
Diane Anonymous
06:25:22 PM
I do like the last verse. I think that your poem is better performed than read.
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