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Miracle Of Yellow

“So, when you hold the hemisphere
of a cut lemon above your plate, you spill
a universe of gold…”

~Pablo Neruda

Ode To a Lemon
by, Pablo Neruda

From blossoms
released
by the moonlight,
from an
aroma of exasperated
love,
steeped in fragrance,
yellowness
drifted from the lemon tree,
and from its plantarium
lemons descended to the earth.

Tender yield!
The coasts,
the markets glowed
with light, with
unrefined gold;
we opened
two halves
of a miracle,
congealed acid
trickled
from the hemispheres
of a star,
the most intense liqueur
of nature,
unique, vivid,
concentrated,
born of the cool, fresh
lemon,
of its fragrant house,
its acid, secret symmetry.

Knives
sliced a small
cathedral
in the lemon,
the concealed apse, opened,
revealed acid stained glass,
drops
oozed topaz,
altars,
cool architecture.

So, when you hold
the hemisphere
of a cut lemon
above your plate,
you spill
a universe of gold,
a
yellow goblet
of miracles,
a fragrant nipple
of the earth’s breast,
a ray of light that was made fruit,
the minute fire of a planet.


Golden Threads

It is my pleasure to share this enchanting poem (below) which was
inspired by my post last week, Collective Dreams « THROUGH THE HEALING LENS ,
and written by David Whitman of Thoughts from the Outdoors.

Warm Thanks to David for honoring
my photo with his spectacular words!
~ Robyn Lee

And she spun the golden threads, dripping from the sun like shimmering jewels…

Silkenly falling refracting and twirling the lights like two rainbows mixed in a loving embrace…

Spiraling down, down down til the ground and trees dripped in emerald and vibrant sapphires…

This is the power of the solar god and a gentle god is she…

Nodding agreeably…

The sun went on glowing…

sinking and falling only to rise and shine again…