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The Pearl

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The Pearl

I sold all I have to possess a Pearl
It's beauty beyond imagination
colorfully textured with a dark grey swirl

You may think it's an exaggeration
How could a Pearl cast a spell over me?
it's beauty beyond imagination

I have journeyed across the seven Seas
My great desire to hold in my hands
How could a Pearl cast a spell over me

With its beauty I can fullfill my plans
The woman of my dreams will be in reach
my great desire to hold in my hands

I find the right spot on a wind swept beach
All I possess placed in a Merchant's purse
The Woman of my dreams will be in reach

When it comes to beauty it has its curse
All I posses placed in a Merchant's purse
I sold all I have to possess a Pearl 
Colorfully textured with a dark grey swirl

The Pearl Contest
Written March 16, 2013

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  1. Date: 3/27/2013 4:59:00 PM
    Richard , a nice winning poem, Congrats~SKAT

  1. Date: 3/24/2013 2:56:00 PM
    I'm going to have to try this form out, Richard. Interesting about the dark gray swirl, an allusion to something else, perhaps? Congratulations!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 3/24/2013 3:47:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    No just liked the thought of it. Thanks for the congratulations.
  1. Date: 3/23/2013 8:09:00 PM
    richard, one of the guys at the top of the winners list did his pearl poem on that story I told you about. Anyway, I am happy you made it on the list with your poem. BIG congrats.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 3/24/2013 3:48:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks
  1. Date: 3/23/2013 4:24:00 AM
    Many Congrats Richard , hugs xx

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 3/24/2013 3:49:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Mandy
  1. Date: 3/22/2013 6:52:00 PM
    Richard I loved your Terzanelle. Congratulations on your win. Nicely done. Warm Smiles, Connie

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 3/24/2013 3:50:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Connie, I am pleased you enjoyed it.
  1. Date: 3/22/2013 5:53:00 PM
    Congratulations Richard, very lovely pearl poem.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 3/24/2013 3:50:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Sheri
  1. Date: 3/22/2013 4:34:00 PM
    Solid and beautiful... many congrats... Linda

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 3/24/2013 3:51:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Linda
  1. Date: 3/22/2013 4:27:00 PM
    This is a great poem Richard ..I knew it would be among the winners...Donna

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 3/24/2013 3:52:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for the vote of confidence
  1. Date: 3/22/2013 2:27:00 PM
    You're really starting to own this terzanelle form Richard, I really enjoyed this take on the pearl theme---many congratulations!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 3/22/2013 11:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Craig
  1. Date: 3/22/2013 2:15:00 PM
    A connoisseur of pearls, congrats on your winning poetry xxx

  1. Date: 3/22/2013 1:59:00 PM
    Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 3/18/2013 1:03:00 PM
    How exquisitely beautiful! Yes, I'm referring to the poem! How did I miss this one? Great write, Richard...the only part I find a problem with? "The woman of my dreams will be within my reach"...Why? If she is impressed more with the pearl than with the giver...she's got issues! ;)

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 3/18/2013 11:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You are right, but the heart wants what the heart wants. Fortunately for me I am not inclined to chase after such a woman.
  1. Date: 3/17/2013 12:52:00 AM
    you are becoming quite the terzanelle writer. Way to go making the pearl theme in terzanelle style, with shades of The Pearl novel within. Who wrote that story called The Pearl? I never read it but I know its plot and it's a bit like your poem.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 3/17/2013 7:05:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I am not familiar with the story. Thanks for the visit Andrea
  1. Date: 3/16/2013 8:48:00 PM
    I give you a seven in heaven for this, enjoyed xxx

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 3/17/2013 7:06:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Rose
  1. Date: 3/16/2013 4:32:00 PM
    Richard a dreamy poem for the contest...Donna

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 3/16/2013 5:31:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Donna
  1. Date: 3/16/2013 4:06:00 PM
    awww Richard, did you buy my Abernathy Pearl. a priceless one off pearl... Just like your poem.... Seren

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 3/16/2013 5:31:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You are sweet!