He Sprinkles Snow

He sprinkles snow

like birds alighting,

it comes down

like locusts settling.

The eye marvels at the

beauty of its whiteness,

and the mind is amazed at its falling.

Over the earth, like salt,

He also pours hoarfrost -

its crystals sparkle

like sapphires -

which, when it freezes,

bristles like thorns.

The cold wind blows

from the north,

and ice forms on the water,

settling on every

watery expanse,

and water puts it on

like armor.

And when the cold

is unbearable,

HE SENDS HIS WORD

to bring the thaw

and warm wind

to melt the snow.

- Si43:19-22; Ps147:18

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