Un-Heard of Riches

For The Sunday Whirl poetry prompt: Wordle #179

live, give, heart, gold, expression, searching,
old, ocean, mind, keep, miner, crossed

And for Poets United: Poetry Pantry # 219


Un-Heard of Riches   

In my old age am aware of living,
of giving away an ocean of expression.
Have criss-crossed both heart and mind
searching for gold buried in deepest ocean
of memories.

And like a miner, prospector of long ago,
have withheld a few of those precious nuggets.
Keeping them for self. Believing them to be
most prized and personal of possessions.

Elizabeth Crawford  9/21/14

Notes: This one was difficult. As soon as I saw the list, I immediately began to hear the song in my head and it refused to be banished no matter how I tried. Almost gave up, but finally found a way around the song, almost. Image is a photo of a backyard bon-fire put through the kaleidoscope app.

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23 Responses to Un-Heard of Riches

  1. Yes, memories are golden. Especially shiny when we polish them so frequently.


  2. C.C. says:

    I really enjoyed your take on the wordle prompt…..especially the idea of some memories being such precious gold that we keep them for ourselves. Treasures.


  3. drpkp says:

    Yes, similar reaction as C.C. the notion of memories kept for themselves as precious treasures is lovely


  4. deepest oceans of memory… lovely treasures indeed.


  5. I think we’re on the same wavelength here, Elizabeth. I like your poem very much.


  6. Sancho Panza says:

    So many words, so few lines!


  7. vandana says:

    memories are forever to cherish


  8. jae rose says:

    I think we need to keep some precious nuggets for ourselves…reads beautifully and is definitely melodic…as many of your wonderful poems are..


  9. alan1704 says:

    Powerful and beautiful


  10. I like the picture you used. The poem I found kind of depressing on a personal level because of the ‘old age’ thing, since I’ve got one of those of my own going on, scheduled to get one year worse on my upcoming birthday….
    But I like the images in the poem, they work well for me. Good job.


  11. oldegg says:

    Memories are precious; they are like little poems of love written in your heart.


  12. Sumana Roy says:

    love this precious moment when we become aware of our riches and want to treasure them…beautiful lines…


  13. Mary says:

    Elizabeth, I think that – though we give much away – we must remember to keep certain things we treasure for ourselves. Memories are golden!


  14. Saving a few precious nuggets for oneself is a good idea. Love your bonfire kaleidoscopic image too, Elizabeth.


  15. I like those secret memories we keep as nuggets for ourselves.. just hope it’s not the one that will hurt us or others.. so hard to judge..


  16. Miss Stacy says:

    this poem reminds me of one who has grown wiser and reassessing some important things. i enjoy the lesson here.

    stacy lynn mar


  17. humbird says:

    To be able to save some nuggets for yourself – a huge! Self love – very important on the way to serve the others. Love what you did with fire picture – magical inspiring mandala. xx


  18. scotthastiepoet says:

    Great and thoughtful blend achieved here, Elizabeth… With Best Wishes Scott http://www.scotthastie.com


  19. G L Meisner says:

    Those are the best kind of gold to find.


  20. seasideauthor says:

    Memories are all we have of some wonderful people that have passed through our lives.


  21. Cathy says:

    Ah memories, the are golden but you have go through the bad to get to them,.


  22. good for you Elizabeth. I hope when I grow up I’ll have lots and lots of golden memories that will make me happy in my old age. 🙂

    James, who says I’ve grown up? Old yes, but up implies limitless potential and I’m far from achieving that yet and hope that is how it will always be,



  23. veronicabalfourpaul says:

    Yes, this feels very reflective. There is a journey through our lives to who/what we are now. The nuggets could be the moments of clarity?


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