Thursday, August 09, 2007

tarnished green sheen----poetry thursday



veined with an antique
design, turquoise stones
alternated with amethysts,
links entwined delicately,
bluish tarnish enhance
green sheen, glistening
with orange radiance
with a purplish tinge.
charms tinkle with
jingling reverberation.

sold in a by-lane
veiled from prying eyes,
silver bracelet-
blackened by time
(or is it oxygen?)
portraying character-

awaits a wrist worthy of it.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

I am not much of a silver person. Recently I bought an antique silver bracelet with amethyst. I have not taken it off since. It looks even better with the oxidized look it has got now. I think tarnished silver looks much better, maybe I am biased.


31 comments:

Carole said...

Lovely! I could revel in the luxuriance of the colours.

Crafty Green Poet said...

sounds like a lovely piece of jewellery. I like the new look blog!

welcome to my universe said...

Oh my goodness, this is the jewellery I love to wear! Such beautiful poetry - I can see the colour.

P.S. Thanks for letting me know my link didn't work!

Brian said...

I can't wear silver, it turns my skin green.

I like tarnished silver as well, but when it's bright and shiny, it looks great.

sister AE said...

I like it! I've always preferred silver over gold. Gold, since it doesn't tarnish, always seemed to be further removed from my human, flawed self. Silver, with its good days and bad, clean and dirty, seemed a better fit for me.

And I like your site re-design too. Nice digs!

Constance said...

Very neat! I love the last line. I often wondered if jewelrey had preferences. :)

paisley said...

oh this was lovely.. it gave me the sense that it was procured from a shade, tarnished character... very nice....

Regina Clare Jane said...

A beautifully descriptive poem- the last line really does it for me, Gautami- and I love the new look!

liz said...

"Awaits a wrist worthy of it" I like that line very much. It adds to the bracelet's character which you established in your very descriptive first stanza. :)

liz said...

I forgot to say that I would like to add you to my blogroll. I hope you don't mind. :) Thank you.

Paul Decelles said...

This is very beautiful...and a bit erotic. Nice!

tumblewords said...

Beautiful new look to the site! I can see this piece and know that it has a 'worthy wrist' - nice lines!

Tee said...

This is so lovely. I feel like I have the bracelet here before me!

Don Iannone said...

very nice gautami. enjoyed this one, great metaphors in this one.

paris parfait said...

Lovely poem, Guatami - I could send the jewelery in all its beauty through your words. And I like the new look of your blog!

Gilson said...

I like how you play with the colors. The words sound vivid.

/t. said...

IT'S
A MIRACLE!

I CAN SEE!!!

I CAN SEE YOU AGAIN, G!

so, howya doin'?

/t.

/t. said...

DOH!

sorry,
i got so excited
about seeing that i forgot to comment on your poem...

IT'S GREAT!
(and very colorful!)

/t.

...deb said...

Love all the colors.

And I like your new blog look, too.

Ghost Particle said...

excellent new template.

Amalendu said...

I came back to see you, all in new get up. It does not matter, even if your silver bracelet blackened by time...

January said...

Lovely poem. I can almost see and hear the bracelet.

Rose Dewy Knickers said...

As an official girly-girl, I love jewelry. :)

Rose

xo

polona said...

this sounds like a piece of jewellery with a character.
well done!

Fledgling Poet said...

Your description is so vivid I feel like it's right here in front of me! And it's quite beautiful, if I do say so myself. :~)

Alan Bender said...

"charms tinkle with
jingling reverberation" out of the margin directly to the soul.

Marcia (MeeAugraphie) said...

I think it found a worthy wrist.

I am a silver person, tarnished, untarnished, it doesn't matter. I love silver.

Clare said...

Hi Gautami! The colors in this bracelet are beautiful -- I can see them all in my mind and hear the sweet sound they make when they jangle together. Really nice poem! I bet your silver and amethyst bracelet looks wonderful on you, too!
:)

Dara said...

i love poems that are rich with description so i can really place myself there - this was a perfect example of that. michele says hello!

floots said...

love that last line
making the poem as much about the person as the bracelet
(like the new look for the blog too - sorry i've not had time to see it before)

Ron said...

Sounds lovely. I need to make a decision about a present for my wife's birthday in the next week or so. Antique type bracelets are her favorite.
Oh, and you poem sounds lovely too! The last line pulls it all together perfectly.