Glistening diamonds
Falling from a blanket of sorrow
Soft tears, transparent beads
Strung on silver wires

Sharp and bright as ice tipped arrows
Like shooting stars
Against the black velvet sky
Illuminating flashes of purple lightning

Crystal jewels
Descending from the weeping clouds
Sliding down the window panes
Slicing through the air like jagged glass

Shattering on the hard,
Pitiless, sodden ground
Exploding into a thousand droplets
Falling down again like glitter