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
a bit of lace,
spun in space
of silken ice,
C R E A T E
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.