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Truly magnificent isn’t it?
Blinding but yet subtle.
Red to violet it radiates,
black cannot be in such beauty.

See it, picture it,
tell me what you see.
Words can only go so far,
but let me take you there.

First eye to gaze upon it,
how glorious it must have felt.
Instinctual recognition of beauty never seen,
and again never to be replaced.

Uncut, raw it was beautiful,
with patience and anticipation I waited.
Finally it revealed itself to me,
the end was the beginning.

I took it everywhere I went,
if not body then in mind.
All could see the light in me,
such majesty is not to be hidden.

Tougher than steel it will survive,
generations shall pass – Eternal.
One can only be cut by another.
A monument never to be destroyed.

So accept my gift now and forever.
Pure and clear as a fountain.
For if my love were to take a shape,
it would take a nature as such.

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  1. Date: 1/31/2013 12:59:00 PM
    Such a gift will be treasured forever! Your description of the emergence of beauty was wonderful. Elizabeth

    Ishmael Avatar Litha Ishmael
    Date: 1/31/2013 1:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Liz. I'm glad you think so.
  1. Date: 1/31/2013 10:18:00 AM
    Love is like a diamond beautifully etched, carved and sparkling,eternally.

    Ishmael Avatar Litha Ishmael
    Date: 1/31/2013 1:51:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    That's what I tried to potray exactly. Thanks Rob.
  1. Date: 1/31/2013 4:43:00 AM
    Dear Litha, A thought- provoking poem, beautifully expressed In verses full of images of the heart and of the mind! A… diamond poem INDEED! Thank you for your visit!

  1. Date: 1/29/2013 1:40:00 AM
    Hi Litha, Way to go! I love your writing style. The rhythm and beat in your words makes the poem a pleasure to read. The way you’ve created the image of the diamond then ended by showing that's how your love would be - excellent! I’ll be sure to look out to more from you. Vicky.

    Ishmael Avatar Litha Ishmael
    Date: 1/29/2013 3:35:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Vicky. I'll keep them coming.