This winter

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A flake of snow all the way

How hard to fathom its chill:

It brings bad and good tidings;

A secret message to hope for

Of its breeze and harshness

We survive, still surviving

This flake of snow fills the whole land

So white, so beautiful

Alas, it is not 

A flake of snow returned each season

Bringing good and bad tidings