Tuesday, April 13, 2021

NPM 2021 - Found Poem 13

Today's poem comes from Snowflake Bentley, written by Jacqueline Briggs Martin and illustrated by Mary Azarian.

Snowflake Bentley

a boy loved snow
more than anything
found intricate patterns
more beautiful than imagined

to share what he had seen
learned to cut away 
 dark parts of the negative
waited hours for the right crystal
never found two alike

universal hexagonal shape
infinite designs

Poem ©Tricia Stohr-Hunt, 2021. All rights reserved.

I hope you'll come back tomorrow and see what new poem I've found. Until then, you may want to read previous poems in this series. I'm also sharing these found poems as images on my Instagram in case you want to see them all in one place. 
April 1 - Flotsam
April 2 - A Warm Wind
April 3 - Zentangle Poem
April 4 - Soap Bubbles
April 6 - Mount St. Helens
April 8 - Muir in California
April 9 - Night on the Reef
April 12 - Slow Thoughts


  1. This is one of my favorite picture book biographies. You've done a terrific job capturing the essence of Snowflake Bentley. I love those last two lines!

  2. Oh, that's lovely - and now I want to read the book!