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The Beauty of Snowflakes Expressed in a Haiku

Updated on September 3, 2017
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Cynthia - a freelance writer believing in the power of words; writing about business, travel, gardening, family, pets, health & wellness.

Snowflakes create scenes of silent beauty.
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The Beauty of Snowflakes

There is no end the awesomeness of nature. Look around and the beauty is everywhere. In winter, a perfect example is the beauty of a single snowflake. Snowflakes are one of the most beautiful creations of nature, ethereal and fleeting, often overlooked and seen as an annoyance or interruption to our well planned days.

The beauty of a snowflake lies in the uniqueness of each one. None are the same, yet they are each the same because of it's beauty and intricate design. A series of haiku can express their beauty.

As simple and beautiful as the snowflake is, so is the beauty and simplicity of haiku. When expressing thoughts in haiku, those thoughts are reduced to only seventeen syllables. That's accomplished in verses of 5-7-5 format. Pure, simplistic difficult because of it's simplicity.

Each of the following haiku could be titled The Beauty of Snowflakes and like the beautiful, individual snowflakes, each can stand alone.

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The Beauty of Snowflakes


Each snowflake unique

Yet each the same, united by

Cold, pure, white beauty.



Drifting through gray space

Sticking to my eyelashes

Melting at my feet.



Intricate patterns

Like some finely tatted lace,

Beauty and pure grace.


The snowflake's tale is

Fleeting, ethereal beauty,

At peace; laying still.


Stuff of poetry,

Favored for photography,

Majestic wonder.


Creating pictures

Of majesty and wonder,

Simple purity.



Copyright: Cynthia Turner 2013




Snowflake Scenes of Beauty

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      Cynthia B Turner 2 years ago from Georgia

      Hi Nell, Maybe it's the right time to read about snow. It's so hot!

      Thanks so much for reading. I'm so glad you enjoyed it.

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      Nell Rose 2 years ago from England

      Yes I know, its the wrong time of year to read this, but I still loved your poem, it made me remember just how beautiful snowflakes are! wonderful!

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      Cynthia B Turner 3 years ago from Georgia

      Hello Denyce, Thanks for taking a look and leaving a comment. Some places have lots of snowflakes right now. I'm not one of them, though.

      Take care.

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      Denyce 3 years ago

      Awesome Haikus.They are geart :-)

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      Cynthia B Turner 4 years ago from Georgia

      Hello Vellur, Snowflakes are beautiful. I know you don't get snow in Dubai except the manmade kind. We don't really get much here in my part of Georgia, but when it does snow, it's beautiful.

      Thank you for leaving a comment. I appreciate it.

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      Nithya Venkat 4 years ago from Dubai

      Beautiful haiku painting wonderful pictures of snowflakes, voted up and shared across.

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      Cynthia B Turner 4 years ago from Georgia

      Thanks so much for leaving a positive comment. Take care.

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      ignugent17 4 years ago

      I enjoy reading the different ways you showed the beauty of the snowflakes.

      Have a great day! :-)

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      Cynthia B Turner 4 years ago from Georgia

      Hello Moonlake, I appreciate the positive words and the vote up. Thanks so much!

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      Cynthia B Turner 4 years ago from Georgia

      Hi Jackie, Such very kind words. Thank you so much for reading the Beauty of Snowflakes in Haiku and, best of all, I'm so glad you enjoyed the read.

      Take care.

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      moonlake 4 years ago from America

      Beautiful haikus and the photos match perfectly. Voted up

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      Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

      The best of these I have ever read. You have taken a real advantage and I don't know the rules but it works for me!

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      Cynthia B Turner 4 years ago from Georgia

      What lovely words in response to reading my poem, The Beauty of Snowflakes in Haiku. I thank you for leaving such a positive, uplifting comment.

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      Catherine Tally 4 years ago from Los Angeles

      Cyndi,

      These are lovely as are your wintery photographs. You have a keen sense for nature's beauty and a fine ability to express it. What a treat! Thank you:)

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      Cynthia B Turner 4 years ago from Georgia

      Hello Lady E., Thank you so much for leaving a comment.

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      Elena 4 years ago from London, UK

      Exquisite. Thanks for sharing.

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      Cynthia B Turner 4 years ago from Georgia

      Good to hear from you anglnwu. Thank you so much for the positive feedback.

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      anglnwu 4 years ago

      Nothing better than to watch snowflakes tumble through the air. Your magical poem captures it all. Rated up.

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      Cynthia B Turner 4 years ago from Georgia

      Oh, what a very nice affirmation of my haikus about snowflakes. Thank you so much voting and sharing.

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      Radhika Sreekanth 4 years ago from Mumbai,India

      I've seen snowflakes only on screen, not in person. I felt as if I were standing in a hill surrounded by snowflakes after reading this Haiku. Voted up, beautiful and awesome. Sharing with my friends here.

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      Cynthia B Turner 4 years ago from Georgia

      Thank you Peggy, for your kind words about the Beauty of Snowflakes. I don't see enough snow in Georgia. When we do get snow it so beautiful. It's like another world. Take care and enjoy your weekend.

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Snowflakes are truly beautiful and you did it justice with your poetry and your photos. Up and beautiful votes.

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      Cynthia B Turner 4 years ago from Georgia

      Hello Rajan, So glad you had a few moments to read this haiku. I do appreciate the positive feedback and vote!

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      Cynthia B Turner 4 years ago from Georgia

      Hello Gail, Great to have you stop in and read work. I'm happy you enjoyed the haiku. Snowflakes are lovely. When i was a child we would catch the falling flakes on our tongue, expecting a taste, I suppose. :-) Thanks for the vote up!

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Extremely mesmerizing haiku. Voted up, awesome.

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      Gail Louise Stevenson 4 years ago from Mason City

      I enjoyed reading your haiku. The photos are beautiful and snowflakes are beautiful and unique-no two are alike and they are alike in the way that they're all beautiful. Snowflakes are wonderous and make great photos and haiku, too. I voted up.

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      Cynthia B Turner 4 years ago from Georgia

      Hi Rosemary, Glad to have you take a look. Snowflakes are beautiful. it's amazing that no two will ever look alike.

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      Rosemary Sadler 4 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      Lovely set of haiku, Snowflakes are beautiful no matter how fleetingly

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      Cynthia B Turner 4 years ago from Georgia

      Thanks for leaving a comment. I'm with you, great to look at the snow, but not experience the cold. Take care.

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      ignugent17 4 years ago

      Beautiful haiku. I really like to look at the snow but I am not really a fan of cold temperature.

      Thanks for sharing . :-)

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      Cynthia B Turner 4 years ago from Georgia

      Thanks so much for stopping by, Michelle. I appreciate your comments!

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      And that's the beauty of the individual, his/her core individuality and simplicity. Thanks for sharing, Cyndi!

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      Cynthia B Turner 4 years ago from Georgia

      Hello Magdeleine, Thank you so much!

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      Cynthia B Turner 4 years ago from Georgia

      Hello Deborah, I'm so glad you enjoyed the small tribute to the beauty of the snowflake. Thank you so much for the positive response! Take care.

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      Magdaleine 4 years ago

      So beautiful!

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      This is a real beauty.. I love haikus and I love snow drops they are a work of beauty.. .. blessings to you

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      Cynthia B Turner 4 years ago from Georgia

      Thank you so much for such a kind complement. I always hope that my work will be enjoyed. Take care.

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      Linda Rogers 4 years ago from Minnesota

      I love how you made one longer poem with each verse in haiku. I have never thought of doing that. You are really talented and creative.

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      Cynthia B Turner 4 years ago from Georgia

      Hello, As you say, winter scenes are very beautiful and make up a large part of my greatest childhood memories. There is just nothing like the silence after a snowfall. It's as if you've been transported to an alien land of sparkling hushed beauty.

      Thank you so much for reading and relating to the beauty of the snowflakes. Take care and have a creative day!

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      Paula 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Snowflakes are so very unique.....amazing that no 2 flakes are ever identical. I love winter scenery.....just relaxing in the warmth of my home and looking out into the woods, all the trees covered in sparkling white. Beautiful. Wonderful Haiku!...UP+++

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      Cynthia B Turner 4 years ago from Georgia

      Hi, From reading your work and seeing how well liked it is, I'm sure haiku is no problem for you at all!

      Thank you so much for your very positive comments about my haiku! Comments like this keep me writing.

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      Audrey Hunt 4 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      Cyndi ~ I yearn to write haiku but what if I find I missed a rule or two? :) Haiku is a poerful means of expression. You have done a magnificent job here. Each one is so perfect. I could read pages of haiku written by you. My heart and soul thanks you for such inspiration.

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      Cynthia B Turner 4 years ago from Georgia

      Hi Eddy, I am so glad you liked what you read. Thank you.

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      So truly beautiful .

      Eddy.

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      Cynthia B Turner 4 years ago from Georgia

      I'm so glad reading these has inspired you to begin writing haiku again. I will be looking forward to reading them. Thank you so much for your positive comments!

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      Russ Moran 4 years ago from Long Island, New York

      Beautiful words and beautiful pictures. I used to write haiku. You inspire me to give it another go.

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      Cynthia B Turner 4 years ago from Georgia

      Hi Frank, LOL. Thank you for the vote! Have a fantastic week!

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      Cynthia B Turner 4 years ago from Georgia

      Gypsy Rose Lee, It is such a pleasure to have you read my work. Thank you so much for your kind words and passing along my haiku. Take care and be creative.

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      Cynthia B Turner 4 years ago from Georgia

      Thank you for taking the time to read my haiku. Have a creative week!

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      Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

      voted awesome.. I enjoyed everyone the same.. yet different LOL great job :)

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and beautiful. A wonderful haiku. I love snowflakes especially when you can see the patterns of them. Passing this on.

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      Martin Kloess 4 years ago from San Francisco

      Real effective hub, I think.

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      Cynthia B Turner 4 years ago from Georgia

      I appreciate the positiver feedback. Have a great Sunday!

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      Jim Higgins 4 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      Very nice series of haiku!

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      Cynthia B Turner 4 years ago from Georgia

      Hi Audrey, Always glad to have your comment. Thanks!

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      Cynthia B Turner 4 years ago from Georgia

      Thank you for reading, Angelo, and leaving such a positive comment.

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      Cynthia B Turner 4 years ago from Georgia

      Hello Victoria, Thank you soooo much for your positive comments and your votes. I really appreciate that for my first comments on these. I enjoyed writing this haiku because I really like snow.

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Lovely Cyndi!

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      Angelo52 4 years ago from Central Florida

      Nicely expressed. Joy to read.

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      Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      I really like haiku, and I love this poem. I especially liked the phrase "tatted lace." That's a perfect description for a snowflake. Beautiful job! Many votes!