Friday, September 14, 2007

A Poem for Robert

I wrote the poem below for Grace Lin’s husband Robert Mercer in the spring of 2004 when Grace informed me that Robert’s cancer had returned and of their plans for the first Robert’s Snow auctions later that year.

THINGS TO DO IF YOU WANT TO BE A SNOWFLAKE
(For Robert Mercer)
by Elaine Magliaro

Fashion yourself:

a bit of lace,

crystalline,

spun in space

of silken ice,

silvery,

fine—

YOU

C R E A T E

your

own

design.

I want to send a million thanks to all the artists who created snowflakes for Robert's Snow 2007. Thanks also to those artists who made Robert's Snow 2004 and 2005 such great successes. We couldn't have raised money for cancer research without your help.

11 comments:

TadMack said...

This is simply gorgeous - thanks for sharing it.

Liz in Ink said...

So, so lovely. This should be on the Robert's Snow site. Really, it's a treasure.

Tricia said...

This is beautiful, Elaine. I agree with Liz. It would be a wonderful addition to the site.

Susan T. said...

Really lovely, Elaine.

Alkelda the Gleeful said...

I appreciate the bit of assertiveness at the end. Sometimes it feels as if Life is making all the rules.

jama said...

Beautiful! Strong and delicate at the same time.
It flows like spun snow.

Sara said...

I agree: it should be on the Robert's Snow site, shimmering for all to see.

cloudscome said...

Simply lovely.

alvina said...

That's beautiful, Elaine. A lovely tribute to Robert.

HipWriterMama said...

This is lovely.

Elaine Magliaro said...

Thanks, everyone, for your comments. I wanted to write something special for Robert and for Robert's Snow.