Friday Fictioneers – Crystal Bowl Poem – 25, May 2018


Friday Fictioneers – Crystal Bowl Poem – 25, May 2018

PHOTO PROMPT © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

Each week,  Rochelle Wisoff-Fields hosts Friday Fictioneers where we’re challenged to write a piece of flash fiction in 100 words, more or less, based on the picture above, I have written a poem telling the story, if you would like to join in please use the above link.

Crystal Bowl

Crystal bowl center of the table

brightly colored plant smiling

but turning the back of its leaves

to the turned off computer near-by

Darkness is not good for growth

the light must shine for its health

for the green in its leaves to light

while the chair looked on in muse

Consider the crystal bowl feelings

happy to have life within its heart

shining bright waiting for the ring

as someone gently taps its top rim

Musical ring gently flowing round

echoing the happiness within its brim

My soul was filled with untold joy

crystal was always my favorite item.

100 words

21 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – Crystal Bowl Poem – 25, May 2018

  1. Golly! We have the same looking crystal bowl – Hoya crystal! Pretty and I like the way you used it. Mum uses it by putting Money Plant in it and it grows so well too. Love your post today. *I hope I am right, that the photo is yours LOL!

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  2. Elsie, this is a beautiful and positive poem exploring light and dark.
    How true, plants always turns to the sun, even big trees will bend to get their share.
    You gave me a good idea, I will take out my crystal bowl and put a plant in.

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  3. Glass perceived as if see through
    Mistaken and Misunderstood
    So much more lies inside
    Crystal bowl refracted beauty
    Beautiful soul of life inside
    But perceived, judged and ranked
    By aesthetics of the maker
    Engravings shaped from torch and mould
    Beautiful art they say
    But have no idea, they’re scars
    Made of harsh, that it came through
    But never extinguished it’s pure fire inside
    Still knows beauty and good
    Nurtures new life to ensure a better future
    Crystal bowl, a life of branding and servitude
    A life of ugliness in beauty but never giving up on real beauty.

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      • I have read it again,
        “Beautiful art they say
        But have no idea, they’re scars
        Made of harsh, that it came through
        But never extinguished it’s pure fire inside”.
        But I’m still confused.
        Never mind, it’s a very nice poem. Peace!

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      • Juss saying engravings aren’t made at cool temperatures, they’re marks left after exposure to extreme temperature and pressure sometimes. Just like some people, they achieved great things people marvel at, but have no idea what they went through. All that’s seen and left is beauty and greatness but miss out the story behind, that of pain and some loss and deep down inside, these people are scarred and inhibit other beauty inside that people aren’t aware of, that lives in the shadow of the great things they did. There’s more than what meets the eye.

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  4. Hi Elsie. The crystal bowl is very beautiful and the green and white leaves set it off very well. I have a few items of crystal but don’t display them because of my clumsy dogs and cats. They have already been responsible for breaking a crystal candlestick and vase. Great poem to describe the bowl too.

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    • Good morning from New Zealand, it is a beautiful day but very cold, hope you are feeling as well as I do this morning, doesn’t a nice day make a great life. Yes, I agree with you animals and crystal do not mix. Thanks for the nice response, have a great day.

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