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Midnight Pearl

Midnight Pearl

A young Romeo went to Tahiti
With diving gear and determination
He sought the finest pearl for his sweetie
For soon the two lovers would join as one

He found a shell far bigger than the rest
Disappointment came when he opened it
In a gown of midnight black it was dressed
For his lady’s soft hand it seemed unfit

White pearls he found -- none as grand as the black
He took the black pearl to a gem setter
Who, looking at it, was taken aback
He said next to white pearls, this was better

If you want to impress a pretty girl
Bestow the treasure of a midnight pearl




*Entry for Russell’s “Midnight Pearl” contest.
By Carolyn Devonshire, written April 17, 2012

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  1. Date: 4/23/2012 9:53:00 AM

    I like this Carolyn, love the sonnet form, yet this is different some how. a really interesting story, harry

  1. Date: 4/20/2012 9:28:00 AM

    I never heard of black pearls Caroly, I get info from the most amazing places. Love this pearl of a poem, it has a sweet message. Luv, Lizzie

  1. Date: 4/19/2012 10:08:00 AM

    Very original take on and lovely story

  1. Date: 4/18/2012 3:16:00 PM

    A black pearl - seems almost sinister. "In a gown of midnight black." Love this image. Love, daver

  1. Date: 4/17/2012 8:13:00 AM

    I smell a winner.. Wonderful job my friend..:JP]

  1. Date: 4/16/2012 10:56:00 PM

    Very nice Carolyn, I'm sure Russel will like it.

  1. Date: 4/16/2012 10:27:00 PM

    quite an interesting verse. i hope the girl liked the midnight pearl. Good luck in the contest.

  1. Date: 4/16/2012 1:38:00 PM

    You never seize to amaze me with your very talented writing. Your poems flows how angels sing. Love, Gail

  1. Date: 4/16/2012 1:14:00 PM

    A very creative write Carolyn, enjoyed your poem winning wishes hugs vie

  1. Date: 4/16/2012 12:57:00 PM

    Strong sonnet, Carolyn. I agree with Joseph May below - line 7 is superb. Enjoyed the them immensely. Best wishes in Russel's contest!

  1. Date: 4/16/2012 12:56:00 PM

    This is one of the best I've seen so far!! Lovely! Key West fishing?? Wow Carolyn that sounds like an amazing time. Wishing you a great time! Luv Michael

  1. Date: 4/16/2012 12:52:00 PM

    nicely done Carolyn... line 7 is a gem.. best wishes for the contest....Joseph

  1. Date: 4/16/2012 12:52:00 PM

    Carolyn! I love this little poem! It reads like a story and I want to know if the girl loved the midnight pearl. Good job and best of luck in the contest:)