What catalogue of arts perverse

Stages fireworks in reverse,

Pushing snowballs out of trees

To sparkle like a falling frieze,

Sunlight shining through the crystals

Of the snowflakes' raining pistils,

Exploding stars of colored mist

Shaken by the solar wrist,  

The way a meteor in death gives birth,

Bringing heaven down to earth,

Our more pedestrian displays

Mocking this haphazard blaze

Which, unlike a manmade rocket's gyre,

Isn't artifice, but fire.


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