Snow is white—but why?

A few days ago I learned
what makes snow white, soft and crunchy
instead of clear, tough and slippery,
despite being just as water as ice.


It’s actually the crystals, invisible to our eyes
forgotten in random orientation.
They are microscopic ice cubes intertwined
into columns, needles and plates,
reflecting, by the same law in physics,
their unique waves from above,
returning all, completely, the colors
of the world, which combined,
in our eyes, mark the purity and sense of space.