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What are some poems about snowflakes?

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Poems about snowflakes include "Snow-flake" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, "The Snow-shower" by William Cullen Bryant and "Snowflake" by William Baer. Longfellow and Bryant wrote their poems in the 1800s, while Baer published his in 2003.

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What are some poems about snowflakes?
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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was an American poet who lived from 1807 to 1882. His poem "Snow-flake" appeared in his 1863 collection "Birds of Passage." The poem describes the arrival of snowfall and relates it to despair.

William Cullen Bryant was an American poet who lived from 1794 to 1878. His poem "The Snow-shower" finds the narrator at the side of a lake watching the snow descend "flake by flake" into the water. The line "flake by flake" repeats in each of the poem's seven stanzas as it moves from description of the scenery to reminiscences of friends and family.

William Baer is an American poet born in 1948. His poem "Snowflake" appeared in his collection "Borges and Other Sonnets." The poem begins with a description of snowflakes forming high in the air, compares the drifting nature of the flakes to love and then follows the flakes as they descend on two lovers ice skating, the man blocking the wind from the woman's face as he leans in for a kiss.

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