I love poetry. I am a lifestyle enthusiast and like to write articles and poems on lifestyle changes that benefit people.
Significance of Snowflakes
The hypnotizing beauty of snowflakes, the mystery of their formation, have always fascinated people and they have been the theme of various legends, sayings and proverbs across different cultures and philosophies. Their uniqueness is comparable to us humans, and to the events in our everyday lives. Neither are we identical to one another nor the events in our lives the same. In Zen philosophy snowflakes symbolize purity. A Zen proverb states “A snowflake never falls in the wrong place” signifying that nothing happens by chance. In other words, nature has a perfect plan and all things happen with perfection and with a reason.
Nature is full of genius, full of the divinity; so that not a snowflake escapes its fashioning hand.
— Henry David Thoreau
Snowflakes evoke a sense of awe and wonder in anyone who witnesses their falling. The landscape is instantly turned into a wonderland. Snow is the favorite theme of photographers. The first snowfall of winter always brings joy and people stop in their busy schedules to take photos of the beautiful snow. Children love the snow. They like making snowmen, igloos and mountains with snow. My granddaughter loves snow. The movie ‘Frozen’ is her favorite movie. So, she had a ‘Frozen’ movie theme for her birthday this time
I do not wonder at a snowflake, a shell, a summer landscape, or the glory of the stars; but at the necessity of beauty under which the universe lies.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson
Word Prompts Help Creativity-Week 45 (Snowflake)
This week our dear friend Brenda gave us the word prompt ‘snowflake’. Here it never snows, but I have always loved the snow. I often revel in the pictures of snow and dream about it. My poem is based on one such dream. My first encounter with snowflakes was on my visit to Shimla, capital of Himachal Pradesh in North India, some years back. Also called the queen of hills, the city is a favorite summer destination for tourists because of its cool climate. The city had its first snowfall during our visit and it was a beautiful sight to see. It looked as if a white blanket had covered the entire area and tourists and locals were delighted. The apple growers were also elated at the first snowfall of the season as they consider it as white manure for their crop.
Snowfall rouses your inner child to dream and play once more
— Angie Weiland Crosby
Dreams About Snow
When I told my friend that I had this dream about a beautiful snowflake, she said that it was a symbol of new beginnings after many hurdles. I came to know that It is a general belief that dreaming about snow signifies purity of thought and action. She also told me that the dream indicates good luck, growth, goal accomplishment and prosperity. I was so thrilled to hear all this. Whether it comes true or not, the thought that it is a good omen itself is very comforting. Snowflakes teach us the importance of time, fragility of life, uniqueness of human beings. Time spent can never be regained. Hence, we need to spend it wisely. When we realize this and embrace all our characteristics and try to make the most of our abilities, we can achieve success and glory. Snowflakes seem like a message from heaven teaching us to relax and be cool, live in the moment and enjoy it the most before it goes away.
Lives are snowflakes – forming patterns we have seen before, as like one another as peas in a pod, but still unique.
— Neil Gaiman
Poem- Snowflake-Nature’s Unique Creation
In my dream I was standing in my garden
And a large blue and white snowflake
Came floating from the sky in gay abandon
It was breathtakingly beautiful and so frail.
I watched it closely as it fell on the ground
It shimmered and glowed as it descended
Melting softly and was lost forever
So much beauty gone leaving only water behind.
I felt that I had witnessed a miracle
It was like a message from heaven
To stop and relax as everything is transitional
To embrace all dimensions in your possession.
The snowflake was so perfect and unique
So delicate, fragile and so ethereal
I wondered at nature’s mystique
Of a creation so beautiful and superior.
Aren’t we all like the snowflakes?
Each unique and different in our own way
Snowflakes inspire us to keep our cool always
And shine and celebrate our uniqueness every day.
Zen philosophers often say
No snowflake ever fell in the wrong place
Signifying that nothing happens in a casual way
Nature always has a perfect plan to display.
We writers area also like snowflakes
We each have our own story to tell
Our own unique experience to relate
And make our mark in the literary channel.
The memory of the snowflake in my dream
Is an image of beauty etched in my mind
Our life is like that of a snowflake it seems
With precious moments that are timed.
© 2022 VIDYA D SAGAR