Joe Batt’s Arm native pens seasonal selections

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Joe Emberley of Joe Batt’s Arm has become an accomplished poet over years. The inspiration for much of his work comes from within.

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.



Organizations: TC Media, The King

Geographic location: Fogo Island

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  • Noel Mount
    December 30, 2015 - 17:08

    Nice to see Joe's poems in print.... Say Hi to him please!