“Snow’s Purpose”

Why does our God send snow upon the earth?
The snow displays his glory and his power,
In storms or flurries and in drifting banks,
And also shields his plants from killing frost—
And by it he provides a livelihood
For some who labor, yearly, clearing it—
But I suspect our Maker sprinkles snow
For the delight of children whom he loves.

I wrote this poem earlier this week, the night before the year’s first snowfall here, and decided to just post it instead of trying to extend it with more reasons for snow.

I always welcome your comments, critique, suggestions, or any other feedback on this poem or any other part of my work. (In other words, if you like it, if you don’t like it, if something “works”, if something “doesn’t work”, if it makes you think of something or someone, etc., please comment and say so!) If you like this, you can subscribe to this blog, which includes one of my poems every Friday; you can also read other poems I’ve written here on my blog (or if that list is too intimidating, I’m posting more manageable subsets, like yesterday’s installment, each week, so you can just start with those); I’d particularly like to know which poems you think are my best.

This poem is also posted on my wiki.


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