Planting Emeralds


While winter wailed and bared his teeth,

you withdrew into your shell;

now, the tears that leaked beneath

the earth have come to serve you well.

Each precious seed, an emerald gem,

plants true beauty in your soul;

as they grow, they stitch a hem

of radiance to make you whole.

15 comments on “Planting Emeralds

  1. russtowne says:

    I enjoyed this one too, my friend.

  2. RoSy says:

    A lovely gem indeed!


  4. It must be such a relief for you to see green again, Melody! I love the lyrical rhythm of this one.

    Blessings ~ Wendy

  5. Caddo-Jael says:

    I LOVE “stitch a hem of radiance”–Yes, that’s my kind of formal attire!

    • melodylowes says:

      Absolutely, Caddo fashion at its finest!

      • Caddo-Jael says:

        Just don’t forget the sparkly stuff–sequins would be good, I think they’re my fave (hey Mel, are the BIG sequins called “spangles”? This is actually a serious question, as I can’t seem to find the correct term for those large round, loosely sewed on things which catch the light as they move–in a more subtle way than sequins/glitter…)

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