Monday, June 13, 2011

A Jewel


Photo by Tess Kincaid
for Magpie Tale #69


We are flawed
beauty in shadow,
indented,
imperfect,
iridescent earth tone shell
bleeding from our pearl.

We embrace
the intruder in our midst-
suffer hurt,
offer love,
stoke a fire in our stone heart,
create a jewel.


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35 comments:

  1. Simple beauties weathered and held fondly in the hearts of man.

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  2. "...indented...imperfect...iridescent." What a great string...

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  3. Absolutely beautiful... I love it!

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  4. And (almost) two Shadormas, same as mine, never mind the whorls! LOL
    Great!

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  5. i love the idea of flawed beauty in shadow... lovely! xxxj

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  6.  ..weaved with a right dose of beauty inside… “create a jewel..” that’s the very essential of being a human… to search and create a jewel out of this imperfect soul… great reads… thank you.(:

    ~kelvin

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  7. 'We embrace the intruder in our midst' - a lovely analogy.

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  8. Very strong poem - really like your take on this one.

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  9. Good job. I like the idea of this. Embrace the intruder...create a jewel. Vb

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  10. we may be flawed but it makes us no less beautiful...esp in light of your last stanza...nice one shot

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  11. imperfect beauty is the only beauty that exists... and it is indeed beautiful. great piece

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  12. As always, your words inspire me.

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  13. Lovely Ann. The pearl is a symbol that has always captivated me. You use it beautifully here in your matched shadormas.

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  14. Lovely,imperfect beauty the only true beauty.

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  15. Poignant, for certain, but I beg the question, is the pearl the inner self, or is it that which we hold onto too long? I tend to think it probably both, and even moreso.

    -Pounds

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  16. So true, nothing or no one is perfect, yet flaws can give off more beauty than being so called perfect, nice write.

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  17. Lovely. poem.. Enjoyed the lines
    We embrace
    the intruder in our midst-
    suffer hurt,
    offer love,
    stoke a fire in our stone heart,
    create a jewel.

    Talks so much about the shell and our lives as well..

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  18. Thanks to all for your comments:

    @ BKP - I have tried to compare the irritant, which creates a pearl, to the irritants (hurts, trials, difficulties) in our life - the intrusions if you will. In accepting those irritants as best we can we create beauty from pain and tragedy.

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  19. That pearl is created imn almost a torment -- but it is created, and it's beautiful. Well done.

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  20. I like the idea that something beautiful is created from what is once considered flawed. This is the tale of a life, isn't it?
    http://www.kimnelsonwrites.com/2011/06/14/letting-go/

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  21. Yes, beautiful effort. Great flow and feel. A great analogy. You are so good.

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  22. Such a lovely Magpie, I love that last line:

    create a jewel.

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  23. We do indeed, and so we should, and hopefully always will.

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  24. when hurt births jewels in us...and it often does..there always rings victory...beautifully penned

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  25. beautiful-
    we embrace the intruder...
    that's a great line :)

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  26. An excellent description of compassion, without being over the top. Good work! :D

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  27. We embrace
    the intruder in our midst-
    suffer hurt,
    offer love,
    stoke a fire in our stone heart,
    create a jewel
    ...

    ...indeed...felt.

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  28. Many thanks to all for visiting and leaving your thoughts. I always love to hear them. I have enjoyed reading so many of your poems - always amazing to observe such creativity and our different perspectives on life. So rich.

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  29. This is gorgeous. I hadn't noticed the end of the shell-- how it looks like a pearl. You crafted this poem so beautifully; I find it inspiring. And I like your unique shadorma pattern!

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  30. This is exceptional moving and truly beautiful Loved it!

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