Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, TO A SNOWFLAKE, by FRANCIS THOMPSON

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TO A SNOWFLAKE, by                 Poet's Biography
First Line: What heart could have thought you?
Last Line: And his graver of frost.'
Subject(s): Religion; Snow; Theology

WHAT heart could have thought you? --
Past our devisal
(O filigree petal!)
Fashioned so purely,
Fragilely, surely,
From what Paradisal
Imagineless metal,
Too costly for cost?
Who hammered you, wrought you,
From argentine vapour? --
'God was my shaper.
Passing surmisal,
He hammered, He wrought me,
From curled silver vapour,
To lust of His mind: --
Thou could'st not have thought me!
So purely, so palely,
Tinily, surely,
Mightily, frailly,
Insculped and embossed,
With His hammer of wind,
And His graver of frost.'

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