Friday, March 7, 2014

Crystal Caves



The crystal caves,
dreaming deep,
some of earth's 
most beautiful secrets
keep.

Feast your eyes
but take no prize.
For once,
no Possessing -
just
let beauty sleep.

posted for Hannah's Transforming Fridays prompt at Real Toads: the crystal caves of Mexico. I suppose it is a miracle they havent mined this treasure trove to extinction. Instead, there are scientists there, studying the caves. Maybe we are waking up. 

22 comments:

  1. ugh that is the plague of the humans isnt it....the need to possess beauty but in doing so robbing it of what made it special....

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  2. Gorgeous Sherry and I am glad to hear we've not mined them to extinction

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  3. I wouldn't dare take one of your finds, Sherry. :)
    But I would love to have one to add to my fold.
    Very nice, succinctly told.
    ..

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  4. Yes, Sherry.....look but do not take. Humans do need to remember that in so many different situations.

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  5. Amen! Preservation rather than pillaging.

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  6. Beauty is beautiful as it is... A lovely write. :-)
    -HA

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  7. This beautiful poem should be in web descriptions of the caves. It is compelling.

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  8. "just let beauty sleep"

    Oh, YES. I love this. Oh, that we would care more for our earth in this way. I agree with Susan, this would make a great companion piece.

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  9. Let beauty sleep...love that.

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  10. Yes, let it sleep ever & ever ~ Fascinating wonder but I read it gets really hot down there and you can get fried after a few minutes ~

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  11. The point you bring is spot-on, Sherry!! Thank you so much for writing! :)

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  12. I love your ending! Yes, it is a miracle the sleeping gal is being studied! Well done

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  13. How beautiful. Glad they've been preserved and appreciated. There IS hope.
    Have a good weekend Sherry.

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  14. A lovely poem--there is something so weird and haunting (and scary) about the underground. I wanted to tell you I'll get back to your interview now that I am posting some poems again--thanks for lovely crystal vision. k.

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  15. In agreement with other readers Sherry, to often the beauty and simplicity are disturbed by the outside world wanting to 'sample'.

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  16. You are a good steward of the Earth, Sherry....

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  17. There must be a reason these are deep inside and not discovered for a long time. The beauty was not meant to be disturbed that's why! Nicely Sherry!

    Hank

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