Snow and the Salty Sea

Snow and the Salty Sea

A Poem by Fabian G. Franklin




Snowflakes fall by millions to the sea

Salt will melt, in part, every heart that's free

There is the salt of experience

That memories often savor

Yet no grain is without pain

Thus, teardrops have their flavor


Some are fashioned in clouds

A frozen art of symmetry

Dazzling in the shifting sun

Blinding eyes to what could be

A salty heart has visions and dreams

Washing away in silent tears to streams


Streams flow into rivers and rivers to the sea

Every heartbeat swells in tides, of immortality

Waves beget foam drawn by a yellow moon

What we feel becomes too real

It all begins; and ends, too soon


We reach for heaven in

Frozen corners of oblivion

And like snowflakes we become

An art as white as salt and some

Pretend, eternal, they shall be

Yet snowflakes fall by millions to the sea





© 2017 Fabian G. Franklin

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mortality is our cloak ..we all must wear it eh!? i like the snow melting in salt and see ..its a mystical and pleasant image for me .. in this "Yet no grain ..." i think you mean gain ;)
"Waves beget tides...." tho the connection is intimate i think i would say tides beget waves instead ;) your closing is almost romantic to me .. tho i fall and melt into that vast sea .. and i like the bookends repeat of it ..i feel closure ...which death requires ah!? lots for me to take with me this the way of gratitude ..each moment so precious

Posted 1 Month Ago

Einstein Noodle

1 Month Ago

yes...wouldn't we all... thank you for explaining about the grain it makes sense to me .. i ca.. read more
Fabian G. Franklin

1 Month Ago

I wouldn't want to be perfect...people would expect and demand too much of me. (smile) If T.S. Eliot.. read more
Einstein Noodle

4 Weeks Ago

:) .......................
Fabian g. Franklin,
"Snow and Salty sea"
What have we if not hope? Hope preserves as does hope to the human heart.
"Every heart swells in waves of immortality."
This poem is a lovely theme on the similarities seen between our lives; growth, seasons, and experiences.
Bless you,

Posted 1 Month Ago

Fabian G. Franklin

1 Month Ago

Thank you for reading. I really appreciate your review. Yes, "a thing with feathers" as Dickinson wr.. read more
Wonderful use of words and thoughts my friend. The words gentle and holding great meaning. You create places and visions for the reader. Thank you Fabian for sharing the amazing poetry.

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Fabian G. Franklin

1 Month Ago

Thank you for reading. It's good to know I still have a reader or two. Bless.
Coyote Poetry

1 Month Ago

You have many. You are welcome my friend.

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Added on August 24, 2017
Last Updated on September 16, 2017


Fabian G. Franklin
Fabian G. Franklin

Boone, NC

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