The beauty beyond

The beauty beyond

1.
Diamonds don’t cry,
not even when they are cut, shaved smooth
to suit our facets.

2.
The dream came from the east.
I know, because it had pink sunlight
draped over its shoulders.

3.
She left music in her footprints and spring flowers,
made cooking pots and medicines,
so they erased her.

4.
Sun, egg-yellow blob in the sky,
skin-tingling, and the earth rustles with gratitude.
I wait for the first roses.

5.
There will be blue again,
lake water reflecting nothing more sinister
than spring clouds, scudding.

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Jane Dougherty

I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

17 thoughts on “The beauty beyond”

  1. I really like this. Such vivid imagery in each stanza. I particularly like 2 and 3.
    It’s funny, we have so many similar words/images, and I had thought to attempt an cadralor, but it just didn’t happen. Now, I know why–the Oracle knew you had already written it!

      1. She was a great ‘invention’. So great the Christians had to co-opt her and try to diminish her. They didn’t like the idea of women being metal workers, doctors and general Mrs Fixits.

  2. Each image a gem–especially number 2 but also “the earth rustles with gratitude”. I like that your blue sky is the opposite of my night sky. The photo is like a painting! (K)

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