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A Jewelled Rose

Updated on April 10, 2017

The Spring girl I loved was dusk
framed by golden rain and berries
music in her grace - a tender smile
turning stones into tumbled jewels
by the strange alchemy of her friendship
these souls in her gentle safe-keeping
the evening light adorns her
casting shadows in her auburn hair
but she's already shining brighter


The Summer girl I loved was fragrant June
A soul mixed with the breeze
Conscious, splendid, sweet
Kissed by fairies
Dressed to kill ~slay~
but always with fond detail
The wings of her wellspring heart
enfolding her friends closer
her mouth puckered for a pose
A picture perfect world all around
and the sun is glad to burn for her


The Autumn girl I loved was fire
Embers under her skin
glowing with a fiery sadness
Clenching fists in public,
her waiting heart nestled in pink sunrise
The edges have faded in color
but they're soft, she's thinking
A honey blossom flavored patience
Her lips slightly parted,
vivid red lips made for love


The Winter girl I loved was velvet sky
unfurling, glimmering with knowledge
Marble limbs and a purple voice
heavy with the weight of the stars
Her questions turning into ice
and the first snow delivering solace
a dream of her own making
A gleaming constellation of contentment
and the serene landscape of quiet dignity
turning in those luminous dark eyes

(Dedicated to my best friend, A)

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 7 months ago from Reno NV

      I love how you organized this poem and how you began each stanza. Just beautiful. Jamie