Smoothed by many currents, many tides,
Buffing it with all that sand
As waves cycle through,
A cool fleshy lump of life
Lifts a finger
To get the weather report
On the motion of the seas;
Lifts a hand to grab morsels
From the smorgasbord passing by.
And deep within the briny, sweet pulp
A tiny blemish enters,
Creating a dimple
In its silken, delicate skin.
And that seed of sand -
Like the pea under the princess's mattress -
The oyster worries,
Turning and turning it,
Bathing it in tears,
Coating it with slime,
Layer upon layer of pain and angst,
Rubbing it like worry beads
Until it is polished to a fine luster,
And now this irritant emerges: a pearl.
In a lifetime ofimperfections
Can we make even a single pearl?
Very rarely amids't the imerfections in life comes a nearly perfect piece such as this. Wonderfully written, a 10.
Absolute words creating a meaningful poem.. In a lifetime of imperfections Can we make even a single pearl? ....some people do make a pearl having a definite goal of their interest....thanks for sharing
awesome poem! ! it is perfect: D 10++
This poem is thought provoking and breathtakingly beautiful. The beguiling title is spot on for reeling the inquisitive reader in It caught me - hook, line and sinker! 'Beauty Of Imperfection' is perfect! S :)
Like " the pea under the princess's mattress".. lovely metaphor.. great poem
Turning and turning it, Bathing it in tears, Coating it with slime, Layer upon layer of pain and angst, Rubbing it like worry beads.. making a single pearl from imperfections........... great idea that you are spreading. for all those who are not very confident about their own creations, your poem will give them new energy..... tha nk u dear poetess. tony
Wonderful poem about the creative process. Good to read you again.
Breathtaking, a poetic gem.
a pleasure to read and treasure
This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.I would like to translate this poem
a lovely write on a pearl...well this is a perfect pearl...10