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A String of Pearls

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A String of Pearls

The amber moon, through window glass
like time itself, looks much the same
Some things have changed, some things remain
Moonlight recalls... wind calls her name

Her silken hair, her porcelain neck
the strand of pearls, a diamond clasp
I find them now, within my grasp
and bask within the timeless love
For, "every pearl's a star above"

With envy now, moonlight comes in
Covetously, it fondles rows
of tiny orbs, which, one by one
are miracles, with moons, within

I hold the pearls within my palm
and think of old Glenn Miller songs
and mother dancing long ago
She wore them like another skin
back, long before my life began

A grain of sand, then pearl becomes
A part of her, ....    a part of me

So fragile, weak the thread is bare
as if the sun might gaze too long
a tarried glaze, the string would fray
and pearls would fall and roll away

Perhaps such things meant to be
Each miracle, has just a while
Glenn Miller songs have come and gone
I'll put away the pearls for now
so moon can own the night again

"every pearl's a star above"  (from the lyrics of the song)
To hear Glenn Miller's rendition of "String of Pearls" click on the following youtube site:...

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  1. Date: 8/8/2015 11:28:00 PM
    Carrie.. I see you can write a fabulous lyric (no surprise), very creative work and win.. I also like your Glenn Miller inspiration song!

  1. Date: 8/1/2015 10:59:00 PM
    Congrats Carrie.... was my pleasure to read, Glenn Miller is so easy to listen too, I love the older music and your words go exactly...Seren

  1. Date: 8/1/2015 8:59:00 AM
    beautiful piece Carrie and I llove how you ended it....congratulations Tim

  1. Date: 8/1/2015 12:43:00 AM
    Wow can hear the melody of ur write Carrie! played ur fav song, what an inspiration! Congrats on big win!

  1. Date: 8/1/2015 12:03:00 AM

  1. Date: 7/31/2015 11:36:00 PM
    Congrat on your win :)

  1. Date: 7/31/2015 11:33:00 PM
    Carrie, Congratulations on your win. nice to see this contest by Silent One.... Always ~LINDA~

  1. Date: 7/31/2015 5:48:00 PM
    such a stunning heartfelt write Carrie many congrats on your win:-) hugs Jan xx

  1. Date: 7/31/2015 4:30:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win in my first ever poetry contest. It was very difficult to judge, but your poem really stood out, I love that song by Sam Smith and your poem complimented it. Amazing words, by an amazing poem. Thank you for taking part in it.

    Richards Avatar Carrie Richards
    Date: 7/31/2015 5:14:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Such an honor to be on your list of winners, Silent One......thank you very much, and congratulations on your first contest !!
    One Avatar Silent One
    Date: 7/31/2015 4:48:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Sorry Carrie please ignore the sam smith comment, my computer has gone crazy.
  1. Date: 3/21/2014 7:29:00 AM
    Stunning win! Congrats. I have my mother's pearls and treasure them.

  1. Date: 3/20/2014 11:55:00 PM
    Wow.. I just want to stop and take it in.. Again, and again ! Congrats Carrie!

  1. Date: 3/20/2014 5:41:00 AM
    Lovely and heartfelt poem on mommy. Congrats on the fine win, carrie

  1. Date: 3/19/2014 1:48:00 PM
    Carrie, this is awesome; one of my favourites. Congrats on your worthy win. // paul

  1. Date: 3/19/2014 12:46:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win Carrie!!! ..^__^ ..a very heartfelt and beautiful poem for your mom... ;'))

  1. Date: 3/19/2014 11:55:00 AM
    Carrie....geesh I don't even know where to start. Well, how about I just say that not only is this an amazing piece...but the last stanza took it to a whole different plane in time! This is wonderful Carrie.

  1. Date: 3/19/2014 11:00:00 AM
    This is a great poem for mom my dear friend Carrie. Congratulations! Thank you so much for sharing and your loving support in my contest! Love lots and biggest hugs, Leonora

  1. Date: 1/11/2014 5:15:00 PM
    Congrats on your great winning work..Sara

  1. Date: 1/10/2014 12:47:00 PM
    A very beautiful poem this is my dear friend Carrie. I love it and so enjoyed reading it this morning. My big hearty congratulations on your great win! love lots and big hugs, Leonora

  1. Date: 1/8/2014 11:09:00 PM
    What a lovely poem and a fine win. Congrats on the win,Carrie

  1. Date: 3/27/2013 4:49:00 PM
    Hi Carrie, this is a good poem. I like the way you pulled it off. SKAT