Slice of Life/ SmallPoems Day 1 (snowflake)

(I am participating in the March Slice of Life challenge via the Two Writing Teachers site.  Slice of Life is the idea of noticing the small moments. I have been a participant for many years and each year, I wonder if I will have the energy to write every day. This year, I am going to try to coincide it with my daily poetry writing, and intend to compose small poems on small moments. We’ll see how it goes …)

Day One

I’m looking
as she’s reaching,
fingertips for the solitary
snowflake,

a floating apparition
in the early
Springtime sun,

but then it’s gone
before we even notice
what it is
we were watching
when we were watching
this

a trace of hope;
a lover’s kiss

Peace (and poems),
Kevin

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  1. You’ve captured the beauty of a fleeting moment here, Kevin. I always enjoy your poetry and look forward to reading more of it this month. Happy writing!

    • An interesting contrast between a fleeting snowflake and a lover’s kiss, the impact of both lingering long after they’re gone in this case. Do we even stop to notice? You did. Thanks for the reminder.

  2. But it was only there because you slowed down to notice its beauty. Important in love and life. Thank you.

  3. Hi Kevin,

    I’m in love with your small poems! “A floating apparition in the early springtime sun.” Such an evocative line–capturing the fleeting nature of the moment.

    Thanks!
    Kim

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