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Birds of Snow

Snowflakes are the proud young doves

we cannot count, or catch,

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crowding the air,

drifting from cloud-nests

to fulfill dreams of white.

Snowflakes are time's ripe swans,

all sailing into an anchored peace.

Flocks of snow at our feet

want to flurry us off

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on their white, wintered plumage.

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