John Knight

Rookie (8 September 1933 / Liverpool - UK)

*925 EMERALD BIRTHSTONE OF MAY Poem by John Knight


Hexagonal in crystal form
Mined in Zambia and Columbia
Gemstones valued more than diamond
Radiant green their unique colour.
Holy stone of Ancient Incas
Used by Mayans in their worship
Prized as jewels in Pharoah's Egypt
Hexagonal in crystal form.

Emerald - Nature's perfect gemstone
Prized for charm and cut and colour
Emerald jewel to bring fertility
Favourite gemstone of Victorians
Green rapport with life and nature
Linked with Zodiac sign of Taurus
Strengthens spine and eyes and memory
Emerald - Nature's perfect gemstone.

May the month of emerald birthstone
Symbolizing faith and friendship
Queen of gems with unique lustre.
Energy from Planet Mercury
Focussed - all his heat and ardour
Through the facets of your emerald
Giving love and life and leisure
May the month of emerald bitrhstone.

Emeralds - Nature's oldest gemstones
Hexagonal in crystal form
Emerald - Nature's perfect gemstone
May the month of emerald birthstone
Birthstone emerald of month the May
Gemstone perfect - nature's emerald
Form crystal in hexagonal
Gemstones oldest - nature's emeralds.

Dedicated to all the lovely PH Ladies who possess an
emerald and all those who would love to possess one.

(John Knight - Colchester - 22 January 2010)

Submitted: Friday, January 22, 2010

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Form:


Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (*925 EMERALD BIRTHSTONE OF MAY by John Knight )

  • Rookie Ivette T (1/26/2010 9:31:00 PM)

    Great poetry of Emerald, - great to learn something everyday
    -forever (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 354 Points Patti Masterman (1/26/2010 2:51:00 PM)

    Well I guess this explains why I always felt that I had a bit of Incan or Mayan heritage in my soul! Beautiful words about emeralds. As a child I didn't appreciate that stone; it seemed the whole natural world was green and I desired a more colorful, ethereal birthstone; or even a diamond, seemed more flashy to me than green emerald. But now I see the beauty inherent in each stone and appreciate all of them, but none quite so much as the emerald. Can see you did a lot of homework, researching these gemstones. Hats off to you. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,018 Points Marieta Maglas (1/22/2010 3:14:00 PM)

    Holy stone of Ancient Incas
    Used by Mayans in their worship
    Prized as jewels in Pharoah's Egypt
    Hexagonal in crystal form

    Excellent didactic lines within this historical poem, lovely to read

    10/10 (Report) Reply

Read all 3 comments »

Famous Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  3. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  4. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. Caged Bird
    Maya Angelou
  8. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. A Dream Within A Dream
    Edgar Allan Poe
Trending Poets
Trending Poems
  1. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  2. The Vanity of Human Wishes (excerpts), Samuel Johnson
  3. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  4. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  5. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  6. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  7. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  8. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  9. If, Rudyard Kipling
  10. Dreams, Langston Hughes
[Hata Bildir]