Wednesday, June 14, 2006


By Marlene Depler

Everything I behold is mine:
robin's nest, ruby rose,
aspens gold, diamonds of frost,
winter's first snowflakes of lace—
precious, priceless possessions.

Sapphire mountains with pearly peaks,
emerald forests, spring showers,
fertile valleys of golden grain,
tapestries of sunrise and sunset—
all these belong to me.

Galaxies of jewels, glimmering
in the night; silvery moon;
miles of silken, sandy shores;
amethysts hanging on the vine;
crystal streams with rainbow trout.

My wealth—beyond measure.
No thief can plunder my treasures
from the vault of my soul.
My heart overflows
with wonder and gratitude.

(c) Marlene Depler

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