John Knight

Rookie (8 September 1933 / Liverpool - UK)

*930 RUBY BIRTHSTONE OF JULY


Perfect red trigonal crystals
Mined in far Mong Su in Burma
Carmine glowing inner fire
Ruby red like haemoglobin
Ruby purifies the blood stream
Saves the wearer from infection
Brings success and sanctifies you
Perfect red trigonal crystals.

Rubies - rare and blood red gemstones
Beloved of English Kings and Queens.
Colour - cut and carat make it
Perfect gift for any lady
For Ruby Wedding - forty years
Rubies tell of love's devotion
Calm our nerves and dry our tears
Rubies - rare and blood red gemstone.

Hot July has ruby birthstone
To enhance the Sun's red glow
Linked with Zodiac Sign of Cancer
Symbol - power of clear thinking
Through it focussed solar power
Into heart of ruby wearer
Giving strength for life's decisions
Hot July has ruby birthstone.

Rubies red like crimson roses
Perfect red trigonal crystals
Rubies rare and blood red gemstones
Hot July has ruby birthstone
Birthstone ruby has July hot
Gemstones red blood and rare rubies
Crystals trigonal red perfect
Roses crimson like red rubies.

Dedicated to all the PH Ladies - each one of whom
is as precious as a perfect ruby.

(John Knight - Sunny Colchester - 22 January 2010)

Submitted: Friday, January 22, 2010
Edited: Friday, January 22, 2010

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  • Rookie Ritty Patnaik (3/25/2010 4:29:00 AM)

    dear john.......got interested in this poem, ruby being my birth stone and i am july born.i liked the thoughts that went behind this poem, and all the interesting facts about ruby......and 40th wedding anniversary.sounds good.loved this one.
    ritty (Report) Reply

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