Thursday, February 6, 2014

Nikki Giovanni: "Winter Poem"

once a snowflake fell
on my brow and i loved
it so much and i kissed
it and it was happy and called its cousins
and brothers and a web
of snow engulfed me then
i reached to love them all
and i squeezed them and they became
a spring rain and i stood perfectly
still and was a flower

"Winter Poem" by Nikki Giovanni, from The Collected Poetry of Nikki Giovanni: 1968-1998. © Harper Perennial, 2007.

Photography credit: "Catching Snow," by unknown photographer, found at this link (originally color).


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