Thursday, February 13, 2014

New Poem: "Of Ferns and Frost"

"Of Ferns and Frost" is the latest addition to my Snowetry collection.  I found myself thinking about the beautiful, feathery pattern that frost makes on a windowpane.  This caused me to think of ferns and then of ferning.  "Ferning" is the feathery pattern that dried amniotic fluid makes, when viewed under a microscope.  Checking for ferning is used to determine whether or not rupture of the membranes of pregnancy has occurred.  I see the hand of God in this feathery pattern that is found in animals, plants, and inorganic ice crystals.

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