Sunday, May 22, 2011

Seeing The Light

It resembles melting diamonds -
lake's shimmering surface

ruffled by wind
into silver brocade

then crystal splinters
refracting light

nearly blinding me
into neglecting surrounding

emerald pine columns
topaz chestnut leaves

opaled birch trunks
a setting to frame

a faceted sapphire.
A murky cloud drifts by -

cataract on the sun
and I look back, discover

gems crushed
into a liquefied gray mass

God's jewel box emptied.

- by Judi A. Rypma

from the publication Sanskrit

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