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What a treat every day to check my inbox and feast myself to some beautiful verses just like this one. I nearly choked on this one. And I read and re-read and re-read….
Polona this is brilliant poetry. I love the matching of form to content – a single unpunctuated "barren" line. Yet from the outset the focus is "snowflakes". And the key verb is in past tense – "was". So although my first reading was one of the poignancy, re-reading and dwelling on it for a few hours I now prefer an alternative interpretation. That perhaps "she" is no longer desolate, miserable at being childless. The ground is no longer barren but fertile in a new and different way. I sense in this that she has transcended the fate nature has dealt her; that in her life, as in the line of poetry, she is adding beauty, and enchantment to the world. We who delight in her snowflakes are all, poetically, her children.