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.

Dance of the Snowflakes


Snowflakes are dancing on my window

North winds are howling as they blow

Winter makes its colder presence known

As the seasons always come and go


Snowflakes are the dancers of the season

North winds play the tunes that snowflakes know

Snowflakes big and fluffy, small and starlike

Dance through grassy fields and trees that grow.


Snowflakes cap the hills with their white icing

As spectacular as a wedding cake

Married to mysterious Mother Nature

As their ordered place they readily take


Settling in the deepest depths of forest

Making white the trails which rabbits take

Decorating trees of every kind

Creator in His kindness choose to make


Who can dance as swiftly as a snowflake

When winter winds play such a powerful tune

Who can move so rhythmically and quickly

In darkness and in moonbeams as they swoon


Swirling around streetlights, sheds and houses

As their starlike presence grace the air

Essential elements of spectacular nature

A concert of the creator’s making here.


A visual school of dance in winters heart

Created and creating as it goes

Sent forth by a love beyond all telling

Which lifts us all above our natural lows


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!