Tuesday, January 25, 2011

In trouble, transformation

What jewels are these,
embedded in your bark?
What beetles,
or stones, perhaps,
flower here beneath your skin;
sweet rubies, whose smooth
and sudden aberrations
give texture and color
to the crown of your existence?
What tragedies and challenges
have transformed this simple life
into a work of art,
whose depth and beauty
compels me to stop
and bathe my eyes in wonder?

1 comment:

Maureen said...

This and the other image below are striking.