Glow of Amber

Written for:  Poetic Asides 2019 PAD November Chapbook Challenge – Day 10
“For today’s prompt, take the phrase “(blank) of (blank),” replace the blanks with a word or phrase, make the new phrase the title of your poem, and then, write your poem. Possible titles could include: “Next of Kin,” “King of the Mountain,” “Lover of Chocolate,” and/or “Tenth Poem of the Challenge.”

G reen and black buried veins
L ie behind the jewel
O f amber, opaque
W ith transparencies in

O vals, chunks, and teardrop earrings
F or those who feel its magic

A nd have heard old tales of its use in folk
M edicine, as a healing agent.
B eads of amber can be a dark orange or
E ven bright yellow. Amber is made of tree
R esin, a good place to start.

2019 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 10

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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