Written by: Barbara Gorelick

Conceived in darkness far from land Such beauty from a piece of sand Bathed in the arms of the emerald sea Marvelous that the pearl came to be Luster heightens through the years Perhaps softened by my lady's tears Once nestled in her gilded chest On red velvet they safely rest She cradled them in her gentle hand Each one held by a silken strand Then falling 'neath her auburn hair A gift from nature hanging there The pearl's beauty we do embrace Such a simple gem of lasting grace