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Elizabeth Rivers

Snow at Sea

Under water, snow has a unique sound…Wikipedia


Each flake is a wind-blown note:
dust, air and cloud-ice made
to play together, throbbing,
Chopin cascade.

Yet snow can bond like stone
to castanet the ground,
a glacier squeals its bagpipes,
avalanche drum.

Where snow sinks into water
the latticed crystals break;
dolphins hear dust and air
uncouple, shriek.


Elizabeth Rivers’ personal passion is to celebrate and promote poetry writing by children. She helps sponsor youth contests in her area, publishes children's poetry on line, and works with teachers and students. Please check us out at She was also the Montgomery County Poet Laureate (2008), has been published in various magazines and won some contests. She uses these opportunities to bring kids' work to public eyes.