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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
I find in them a sense of love
And "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: 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

  1. Date: 3/23/2013 7:58:00 PM
    I knew this one would be a top placement. Congrats, Carrie. (did you see the tribute someone did for you recently? I think you did but I forgot now who wrote it).

  1. Date: 3/23/2013 4:14:00 AM
    Many congrats Carrie xx

  1. Date: 3/22/2013 6:30:00 PM
    Congratulations on your fine win. A great poem Carrie. Warm Smiles, Connie

  1. Date: 3/22/2013 5:14:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win, Carrie, love song and night out dancing in your pearls.

  1. Date: 3/22/2013 4:29:00 PM
    Carrie, your poem is wonderful.. many congrats :-).... always & forever* PD

  1. Date: 3/22/2013 3:52:00 PM
    Wonderful win Carrie.....congrats...

  1. Date: 3/22/2013 2:32:00 PM
    Carrie, I too am a Big Band fan. String of Pearls is one of my favorites along with many others of Glenn's. You are a master. Congratulations on the 1st place finish.

  1. Date: 3/22/2013 2:03:00 PM
    A string of pearls that never lose their lustre, only you can bring this about, Congratulations Carrie, for this awesome write, your a women who knows the value of her true heritage, peace & love xx

  1. Date: 3/22/2013 1:49:00 PM
    And you didn't know I was a big band fan--was wondering if anyone would pick up on Miller's String of Pearls--But you also trumped it with Moonlight Serenade and love your last 2 lines as a perfect finale!