Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Poetry Break: "Imagine"

Fossil Amber with Rare Firefly Lampyridae

No, not that "Imagine." This one instead:


This amber stone contains my soul.
When you warm it within the closed
cup of your palm, then turn it in
the sun, you see its shimmering
streak across a dusky sky like
fireflies on the summer night.
I wrote it about a real stone and gave it to a real girl ... way back in 1986. Imagine that.

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At 7:25 AM, Blogger Jessica said...

Good to see that amber inspired more than Jurassic Park.

At 8:21 AM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

The irony is that the stone was not really amber but merely looked like amber. I think that it was some sort of yellow-colored crystal with micaceous particles or metalic slivers that caught the light and sent it shimmering.

At the time that I wrote the poem, I intended the "amber" to mean "amber-colored" ... but that doesn't matter anymore.

Jeffery Hodges

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At 7:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I enjoyed that little one: both the post and the poem.

At 9:56 PM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

Nathan, I'm glad that you liked this little poem and post. I don't imagine that either made much impression on most folk.

Jeffery Hodges

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