By DANNETTE DOOLEY
Special to TC Media
Joe Emberley of Joe Batt’s Arm has become an accomplished poet over years. The inspiration for much of his work comes from within.
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Joe Emberley, who lives in Joe Batt’s Arm on Fogo Island, is not only a poet, but musician.
One Little Snowflake
One little snowflake floating through the air
As I contemplate the silence out there
I look through my window in the dark of night
Illuminated by my patio light.
From one snowflake one could write a book
About snows elements at which I can look
Some people say no two flakes alike
A mystery to fathom as I look into the night.
A wondrous reality perhaps beyond understanding
As one snowflake touches down on my landing
At its center one speck of stone
Enveloped by ice and all alone.
With arms reaching out as nature allows
Starlike in shape on which I can browse
Snowflakes are nature’s miniature
To be contemplated night and day.
Just one miniature work of the Creators Hand
An astonishing thing I don’t fully understand
From droplets of water ice crystals form
The elements of nature in a snowstorm.
The invisible power that sets things in motion
Creates the snowflake from natures lotion
Of elements plentiful both large and small
Cosmological forces that never stall.
Our ignorance is rebuked by the snowflakes mystery
The elements of which is winters history
The invisible force of the Creators Hand
Which formed the snowflakes on which we stand.