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Charles Ghigna - Father Goose®

the author of more than 100 award-winning books from Random House, Disney, Hyperion, Time Inc.,

Scholastic, Simon & Schuser, Capstone, Boyds Mills, Abrams, Orca, Charlesbridge and other publishers.

Life is a Snowflake

Life is a snowflake,
A free-falling star,
A fragile reminder
Of all that we are.

Born of a raindrop,
Laced by the breeze,
Spinning through space,
Dancing through trees.

A diamond of light,
A gem in the sun,
A journey of hope,
A new life begun.

©Charles Ghigna


Greg Pincus said...

And no two alike, on top of it all....

Thanks for sharing, as always!

Morella Ann said...

Lovely thoughts drifting down the page...surely to delight every age.
Thanks Father Goose...give my love to Mother Goose~ happy M

Elizabeth Rose Stanton said...

Wonderful, beautiful imagery :)

Linda B said...

Really sweet. I like that 'laced by the breeze'. The illustration is gorgeous too.

Susan Taylor Brown said...

Love the line,

"born of a raindrop"

Thanks for sharing.

Matt Forrest Esenwine said...

I agree with Susan & Linda - love the lines "Born of a raindrop,
Laced by the breeze". Well done!

jama said...

Simply lovely!

Anastasia Suen said...

I love that last line! :-)

BJ Lee said...

Very nice, Charles. I love 'laced by the breeze.'

Betsy Hubbard said...

This poem is wrapped up in all the beauty of a snowflake. Love each line.

Charles Ghigna said...

Appreciate your comments! A thankful holiday of health and happiness to you all.

Ruth said...

I've seen lots of reminders recently of life's fragility, but it's beautiful, too. Lovely poem.

Renee LaTulippe said...

"Laced by a breeze" - so lovely! Thank you for this sweet poem!

Doraine said...


skanny17 said...

Late to comment, sorry. But this is a lovely poem and sentiment. Then I find it was posted on my birthday... Must do a better job keeping up on all the fabulous poetry blogs. Just liked the whole thing!
Janet F.

lady gaga said...

really late to comment but I am actually writing a poem book and using you..thatnk you!