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A million crystals made by God
Now float in space like finest lace.
Each one perfection, never flawed -
Unique in six-fold symmetry,
Then fall to earth in cold embrace
Where moonlight dances brilliantly.

Reflecting back prismatic light
Like nature's crystal chandelier,
Embellishing this winter night ,
Then landing on your blushing cheek
And melting there just like a tear.
Still drifting with the night's mystique

A million crystals made by God
Reflecting back prismatic light.

Cornish Sonnet in Iambic Tetrameter
Craig Cornish, written March 10, 2014
For Nette Onclaud's Crystal Contest

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  1. Date: 3/21/2014 10:14:00 AM
    My hearty congratulations on your sparkling write and win my dear friend Craig. TYSM for sharing as well. Biggest hugs! love lots, Leonora

  1. Date: 3/21/2014 6:31:00 AM
    I was looking this one up to see your sample before entering your contest. I love it. Would it be possible that I could include it in my text book? It's beautiful and a great example of a sonnet that is not about romance.

    cornish Avatar craig cornish
    Date: 3/21/2014 7:24:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I would be honored Karen--thank you
  1. Date: 3/19/2014 4:32:00 PM
    Hi Craig, thanks for the mail. Love the million bits of light, dropped from the heavens.... :) Congratulations, with your winning poem in "Nette O's CRYSTAL: metaphoric, contest." LUV~LINDA

  1. Date: 3/19/2014 8:51:00 AM
    Hi, Congrats on your placement. Well defined. xx

  1. Date: 3/18/2014 11:11:00 PM
    Congratulations on your winning poem in the contest of Crystal, craig

  1. Date: 3/18/2014 9:53:00 PM
    Nice win Craig.... SKAT

  1. Date: 3/18/2014 3:12:00 PM

  1. Date: 3/18/2014 2:20:00 PM
    to use the float of snowflakes as a metaphor for nature just hits me , craig.. warm congrats and thanks for supporting my contest!.. huggs

  1. Date: 3/18/2014 1:53:00 PM
    Phew! I had missed this poem, but now lucky to have stumbled on it. // paul

  1. Date: 3/18/2014 1:16:00 PM
    Welcome home with a win Craig! I fell in love with this poem using it as a guide to write a Cornish Sonnet. Snowflakes is masterful!

  1. Date: 3/18/2014 1:10:00 PM
    - Woow... - congratulations on your great win in contest : CRYSTAL - A beautiful poem, Craig ! (Sponsored by: Nette Onclaud) - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 3/17/2014 11:46:00 AM
    A very current piece for the winter of 2014. Snow again last night, mid-March. God - telling us who He is. A nice combination of with spiritual, romantic, and philosophic themes with a little fantasy thrown in. I'll have to check out this form. Are you a member of Tir na nOg?

  1. Date: 3/11/2014 5:50:00 PM
    What a beautiful, well-written piece! First place in my heart!

  1. Date: 3/10/2014 5:52:00 PM
    Hey, it's the cornish sonnet. I promise you< i will really give it a try, when I ever get any TIME. It is one that will require concentration. This is a great example for us.

  1. Date: 3/10/2014 5:30:00 PM
    The tundra can provoke such an intense mood of romanticism! : D Lovely write, my friend.

    cornish Avatar craig cornish
    Date: 3/10/2014 5:37:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Ruben lol--the frost heaves up here are like volkswagens and the pot holes are craters!! WTheck!
  1. Date: 3/10/2014 5:08:00 PM
    Craig.. Your poems are the snowflakes.. All beautiful and unique.. And then they land on us they melt as if they were our own response to emotion .. The tear! I love this work of art!

  1. Date: 3/10/2014 5:07:00 PM
    Really well written, good flow, nice descriptions. Rob

  1. Date: 3/10/2014 4:27:00 PM
    so Beautiful...yet in my mind's eye, I see a million stars in the night sky, although, I do know that little tiny snow crystals can be beautiful too. Very lovely cornish sonnet. i think I shall really try to impress you with my entry...LOL...and do it in Iambic Pentameter...or one of those other meters. :) love and hugs, catie :)

  1. Date: 3/10/2014 4:19:00 PM
    My,my, my...No wonder why you ' re one of my favorite poets.Your words melt this heart as those melting snowflakes on a blushed cheek.Going to my favs..Charma