poetry friday

The Snowflake
by Walter de la Mare

snowflakes_by_sindarelf found at abduzeedo dot com Before I melt,
Come, look at me!
This lovely icy filigree!
Of a great forest
In one night
I make a wilderness
Of white:
By skyey cold
Of crystals made,
How-to-Photograph-Snowflakes from popphoto dot comAll softly, on
Your finger laid,
I pause, that you
My beauty see:
Breathe, and I vanish
Instantly.