Written for:  Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads – Weekend Mini-Challenge
Just One Word:  Burnished  (posted by Marian)



Luminous in the window
of the jeweler’s at night.
She stops in front to gaze.
A pair of burnished earrings
for which she’ll have to save.

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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16 Responses to Luminous

  1. oldegg says:

    On the other hand you could eat cheap for the week…or two!


  2. Helen L Dehner says:

    This is such a wonderful poem story, poignant and real.


  3. Marian says:

    Aw! Yes, such a short and sweet verse that tells a large tale. I adore it. I hope she gets those earrings!!


  4. Maybe it’s a good thing we have to save a bit for the things we wish for.


  5. jaerose37 says:

    I love this – it is good to have an object to save and wait for


  6. I agree, it does help build character. I was always saving for things as a child.


  7. Lori says:

    That glint that catches the eye, and perhaps the ear!


  8. Margaret Elizabeth Bednar says:

    Window shopping – it isn’t easy! It’s sometimes better to not going at all –


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