A single snowflake
Floats weightless, airy
But millions of flakes falling
Land heavy, bring a roof crashing down

Branches bend
Dip underneath heavy snow
Crack and break
Descend on a cold hard ground

In the stillness of night, do you hear
The echo piercing the silence, splitting
The earth from sky? Do you seek the source
Of thunderous bereft sound?

Sorrows sing loud
When snows silently fall
Watch your step — broken heart pieces
Lie scattered about the ground

Don’t let them break on a cold hard ground
Watch your step – broken pieces abound
Seek while love may yet be found
Seek the source of thunderous sound


©prasanta  December 23, 2016