SNOW
selected/arranged by Franklin C. Baer


Snowflakes are one of nature's 
most fragile things, 
but just look at what they can do 
when they stick together. (1)

Snowstorms are God's way of saying, 
'You're working too hard.' (2)
[But] each snowflake in an avalanche 
pleads not guilty. (3)

No snowflake ever falls 
in the wrong place. (4)
About the woodlands I will go
To see the cherry hung with snow. (5)

The north wind does blow, 
and we shall have snow. (6)
Then words came 
like a fall of winter snow. (7)

Advice is like snow; 
the softer it falls, 
the longer it dwells upon, 
and the deeper it sinks into the mind. (8)

Time, like a snowflake, 
disappears while you're trying to decide 
what to do with it. (9)
Genius is an African who dreams up snow. (10)

We build statues out of snow, 
and weep to see them melt. (11)
[And] like an army defeated 
The snow hath retreated. (12)

The future lies before you, 
like paths of pure white snow. 
Be careful how you tread it, 
for every step will show. (13)
 

Sources of Quotations:
(1) Vesta M. Kelly; (2) Kathy Matthews; (3) Stanislaw Lec; (4) Zen Proverb; (5) A. E. Housman; (6) Proverb; (7) Homer; (8) Samuel Taylor Coleridge; (9) Unknown; (10) Vladimir Nabokov; (11) Sir Walter Scott; (12) William Wordsworth; (13) Unknown.



 
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