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The Beauty of Snowflakes in Haiku

Cynthia - a freelance writer and amateur photographer believing in the power of words, the magic of storytelling in poetry, prose or photos.

Snowflakes create scenes of silent beauty.

Snowflakes create scenes of silent beauty.

The Beauty of Snowflakes

There is no end to the awesomeness of nature. Look around and you find beauty everywhere. Winter scenes particularly can be a perfect example that beauty even, if you look closely and carefully, in the single snowflake.

Snowflakes are one of the most beautiful creations of nature, ethereal and fleeting, often overlooked and seen as an annoyance or interruption to our well planned days.

The beauty of a snowflake lies in the uniqueness of each one. None are the same, yet they are each the same because of it's beauty and intricate design. A series of haiku can express their beauty.

As simple and beautiful as the snowflake is, so is the beauty and simplicity of haiku. Thoughts in haiku are expressed in only seventeen syllables, accomplished via verses following 5-7-5 format. Purity and simplicity made difficult because of it's very simplicity.

True haiku does not have titles. However, I have elected to provide a title for each. In a way a title adds another descriptive, in this case, of the snowflake thereby reducing some of the purity and simplicity.

Each of the following haiku could be titled The Beauty of Snowflakes and like the beautiful, individual snowflakes, each haiku can stand alone.

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The Beauty of Snowflakes

Snowflakes the Same

Each snowflake unique

Yet each the same, united by

Cold, pure, white beauty.


Drifting Snowflakes

Drifting through gray space

Sticking to my eyelashes

Melting at my feet.


Snowflake Lace

Intricate patterns

Like some finely tatted lace,

Beauty and pure grace.


Fleeting Beuty

The snowflake's tale is

Fleeting, ethereal beauty,

At peace; laying still.


Majestic Flakes

Stuff of poetry,

Favored for photography,

Majestic wonder.


Pure Beauty

Creating pictures

Of majesty and wonder,

Simple purity.





Snowflake Scenes of Beauty

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© 2013 Cynthia B Turner

Comments

Cynthia B Turner (author) from Georgia on June 18, 2015:

Hi Nell, Maybe it's the right time to read about snow. It's so hot!

Thanks so much for reading. I'm so glad you enjoyed it.

Nell Rose from England on June 17, 2015:

Yes I know, its the wrong time of year to read this, but I still loved your poem, it made me remember just how beautiful snowflakes are! wonderful!

Cynthia B Turner (author) from Georgia on January 17, 2014:

Hello Denyce, Thanks for taking a look and leaving a comment. Some places have lots of snowflakes right now. I'm not one of them, though.

Take care.

Denyce on January 16, 2014:

Awesome Haikus.They are geart :-)

Cynthia B Turner (author) from Georgia on June 12, 2013:

Hello Vellur, Snowflakes are beautiful. I know you don't get snow in Dubai except the manmade kind. We don't really get much here in my part of Georgia, but when it does snow, it's beautiful.

Thank you for leaving a comment. I appreciate it.

Nithya Venkat from Dubai on June 12, 2013:

Beautiful haiku painting wonderful pictures of snowflakes, voted up and shared across.

Cynthia B Turner (author) from Georgia on April 25, 2013:

Thanks so much for leaving a positive comment. Take care.

ignugent17 on April 25, 2013:

I enjoy reading the different ways you showed the beauty of the snowflakes.

Have a great day! :-)

Cynthia B Turner (author) from Georgia on March 20, 2013:

Hello Moonlake, I appreciate the positive words and the vote up. Thanks so much!

Cynthia B Turner (author) from Georgia on March 20, 2013:

Hi Jackie, Such very kind words. Thank you so much for reading the Beauty of Snowflakes in Haiku and, best of all, I'm so glad you enjoyed the read.

Take care.

moonlake from America on March 19, 2013:

Beautiful haikus and the photos match perfectly. Voted up

Jackie Lynnley from the beautiful south on March 19, 2013:

The best of these I have ever read. You have taken a real advantage and I don't know the rules but it works for me!

Cynthia B Turner (author) from Georgia on March 11, 2013:

What lovely words in response to reading my poem, The Beauty of Snowflakes in Haiku. I thank you for leaving such a positive, uplifting comment.

Catherine Tally from Los Angeles on March 11, 2013:

Cyndi,

These are lovely as are your wintery photographs. You have a keen sense for nature's beauty and a fine ability to express it. What a treat! Thank you:)

Cynthia B Turner (author) from Georgia on March 06, 2013:

Hello Lady E., Thank you so much for leaving a comment.

Elena from London, UK on March 05, 2013:

Exquisite. Thanks for sharing.

Cynthia B Turner (author) from Georgia on March 05, 2013:

Good to hear from you anglnwu. Thank you so much for the positive feedback.

anglnwu on March 04, 2013:

Nothing better than to watch snowflakes tumble through the air. Your magical poem captures it all. Rated up.

Cynthia B Turner (author) from Georgia on March 03, 2013:

Oh, what a very nice affirmation of my haikus about snowflakes. Thank you so much voting and sharing.

Radhika Sreekanth from Mumbai,India on March 02, 2013:

I've seen snowflakes only on screen, not in person. I felt as if I were standing in a hill surrounded by snowflakes after reading this Haiku. Voted up, beautiful and awesome. Sharing with my friends here.

Cynthia B Turner (author) from Georgia on March 02, 2013:

Thank you Peggy, for your kind words about the Beauty of Snowflakes. I don't see enough snow in Georgia. When we do get snow it so beautiful. It's like another world. Take care and enjoy your weekend.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on March 01, 2013:

Snowflakes are truly beautiful and you did it justice with your poetry and your photos. Up and beautiful votes.

Cynthia B Turner (author) from Georgia on February 20, 2013:

Hello Rajan, So glad you had a few moments to read this haiku. I do appreciate the positive feedback and vote!

Cynthia B Turner (author) from Georgia on February 20, 2013:

Hello Gail, Great to have you stop in and read work. I'm happy you enjoyed the haiku. Snowflakes are lovely. When i was a child we would catch the falling flakes on our tongue, expecting a taste, I suppose. :-) Thanks for the vote up!

Rajan Singh Jolly from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on February 20, 2013:

Extremely mesmerizing haiku. Voted up, awesome.

Gail Louise Stevenson from Mason City on February 19, 2013:

I enjoyed reading your haiku. The photos are beautiful and snowflakes are beautiful and unique-no two are alike and they are alike in the way that they're all beautiful. Snowflakes are wonderous and make great photos and haiku, too. I voted up.

Cynthia B Turner (author) from Georgia on February 18, 2013:

Hi Rosemary, Glad to have you take a look. Snowflakes are beautiful. it's amazing that no two will ever look alike.

Rosemary Sadler from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand on February 17, 2013:

Lovely set of haiku, Snowflakes are beautiful no matter how fleetingly

Cynthia B Turner (author) from Georgia on February 17, 2013:

Thanks for leaving a comment. I'm with you, great to look at the snow, but not experience the cold. Take care.

ignugent17 on February 17, 2013:

Beautiful haiku. I really like to look at the snow but I am not really a fan of cold temperature.

Thanks for sharing . :-)

Cynthia B Turner (author) from Georgia on February 13, 2013:

Thanks so much for stopping by, Michelle. I appreciate your comments!

Michelle Liew from Singapore on February 13, 2013:

And that's the beauty of the individual, his/her core individuality and simplicity. Thanks for sharing, Cyndi!

Cynthia B Turner (author) from Georgia on February 11, 2013:

Hello Magdeleine, Thank you so much!

Cynthia B Turner (author) from Georgia on February 11, 2013:

Hello Deborah, I'm so glad you enjoyed the small tribute to the beauty of the snowflake. Thank you so much for the positive response! Take care.

Magdaleine on February 11, 2013:

So beautiful!

Deborah Brooks Langford from Brownsville,TX on February 10, 2013:

This is a real beauty.. I love haikus and I love snow drops they are a work of beauty.. .. blessings to you

Cynthia B Turner (author) from Georgia on February 09, 2013:

Thank you so much for such a kind complement. I always hope that my work will be enjoyed. Take care.

Linda Rogers from Minnesota on February 09, 2013:

I love how you made one longer poem with each verse in haiku. I have never thought of doing that. You are really talented and creative.

Cynthia B Turner (author) from Georgia on February 06, 2013:

Hello, As you say, winter scenes are very beautiful and make up a large part of my greatest childhood memories. There is just nothing like the silence after a snowfall. It's as if you've been transported to an alien land of sparkling hushed beauty.

Thank you so much for reading and relating to the beauty of the snowflakes. Take care and have a creative day!

Suzie from Carson City on February 05, 2013:

Snowflakes are so very unique.....amazing that no 2 flakes are ever identical. I love winter scenery.....just relaxing in the warmth of my home and looking out into the woods, all the trees covered in sparkling white. Beautiful. Wonderful Haiku!...UP+++

Cynthia B Turner (author) from Georgia on February 05, 2013:

Hi, From reading your work and seeing how well liked it is, I'm sure haiku is no problem for you at all!

Thank you so much for your very positive comments about my haiku! Comments like this keep me writing.

Audrey Hunt from Idyllwild Ca. on February 04, 2013:

Cyndi ~ I yearn to write haiku but what if I find I missed a rule or two? :) Haiku is a poerful means of expression. You have done a magnificent job here. Each one is so perfect. I could read pages of haiku written by you. My heart and soul thanks you for such inspiration.

Cynthia B Turner (author) from Georgia on February 04, 2013:

Hi Eddy, I am so glad you liked what you read. Thank you.

Eiddwen from Wales on February 04, 2013:

So truly beautiful .

Eddy.

Cynthia B Turner (author) from Georgia on February 04, 2013:

I'm so glad reading these has inspired you to begin writing haiku again. I will be looking forward to reading them. Thank you so much for your positive comments!

Russ Moran - The Write Stuff from Long Island, New York on February 04, 2013:

Beautiful words and beautiful pictures. I used to write haiku. You inspire me to give it another go.

Cynthia B Turner (author) from Georgia on February 04, 2013:

Hi Frank, LOL. Thank you for the vote! Have a fantastic week!

Cynthia B Turner (author) from Georgia on February 04, 2013:

Gypsy Rose Lee, It is such a pleasure to have you read my work. Thank you so much for your kind words and passing along my haiku. Take care and be creative.

Cynthia B Turner (author) from Georgia on February 04, 2013:

Thank you for taking the time to read my haiku. Have a creative week!

Frank Atanacio from Shelton on February 04, 2013:

voted awesome.. I enjoyed everyone the same.. yet different LOL great job :)

Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on February 04, 2013:

Voted up and beautiful. A wonderful haiku. I love snowflakes especially when you can see the patterns of them. Passing this on.

Martin Kloess from San Francisco on February 03, 2013:

Real effective hub, I think.

Cynthia B Turner (author) from Georgia on February 03, 2013:

I appreciate the positiver feedback. Have a great Sunday!

Jim Higgins from Eugene, Oregon on February 03, 2013:

Very nice series of haiku!

Cynthia B Turner (author) from Georgia on February 03, 2013:

Hi Audrey, Always glad to have your comment. Thanks!

Cynthia B Turner (author) from Georgia on February 03, 2013:

Thank you for reading, Angelo, and leaving such a positive comment.

Cynthia B Turner (author) from Georgia on February 03, 2013:

Hello Victoria, Thank you soooo much for your positive comments and your votes. I really appreciate that for my first comments on these. I enjoyed writing this haiku because I really like snow.

Audrey Howitt from California on February 03, 2013:

Lovely Cyndi!

Angelo52 on February 03, 2013:

Nicely expressed. Joy to read.

Victoria Lynn from Arkansas, USA on February 03, 2013:

I really like haiku, and I love this poem. I especially liked the phrase "tatted lace." That's a perfect description for a snowflake. Beautiful job! Many votes!