Saturday, January 6, 2007

A Zillion Earthly Stars

This is an older post from when I first started my blog. I thought about reposting it after reading this evening's post by Sombra http://sombraknight.blogspot.com/. I love collecting rocks that sparkle and shine. I collected so many of these sparkling fossils that I ended up making fairies castles and treasure chests. I'm hoping that soon I can take better photos so that the beauty of the rocks will shine thru. Hopefully this post will be more uplifting and not so depressing like my other posts....sorry about that; it’s just my nature. I admit I've been depressed lately but who wouldn't be under the circumstance? Anyways I'll try to be a little more high spirited for a while. I promise!

"A zillion earthly stars entwined amongst the mossy covered ground. Surely, such a magical place like this must be the fays sweet home of reverie." ~Annabelle~

Finding the death pool was one of my most exciting hiking treks I've ever been on. I usually went for the flowers and trees since I so much love gardening but on this one occasion it was different. When I came across a clearing in the wood, the morning sun was just hitting on the dew covered ground. Drops of rain from the previous night were still on the newly sprung leaves of plants and everything was accentuated twofold. The rays of the sun intermittent by the early morning fog, were casting shadows on the trees when something caught my eye by the twinkle of a leaf. I thought, Oh my I just got winked.
Further down into the sloped clearing I followed what seemed to be a twinkling ring or something like .Certainly if not glass then some kind of earthly mineral. But when I came closer to the now enlarging brilliant ring , to my surprise I couldn't believe that what was winking at me from afar was an oddly shaped rock with two small tiny heart-shaped holes ; one above the other joined by an impressed line. These holes were imbued with rusty amber crystals. I closely examined the stone and couldn't believe that I had just found such a treasured stone.
Naturally I'm not one to be completely satisfied in finding just the one and so I looked to see if by chance there was more. And do you think, but yes there was more; way much more. In fact so much more that I couldn't carry all the little darling jewels with me. I had no bag, no sweater, not even a hat and so I put them at the bottom of my t-shirt rolled up a third to bring home as much as I possibly could. All the while I forgot to say that where this mother load had been, every step, every move created a crunch, crackle, pop. I thought I must be Captain Crunch. I’ve just found my treasure that’s been lost. What I had actually found was not the Captains treasure nor the morning bowl of cereal but a death pool of Jurassic-ammonites {prehistoric fossils-impressions of life} imbued in crystal amber, gold and white. These stones were scattered randomly beneath the rocks, under trees, and everywhere else in the clearing between the heavens and the earth. A zillion earthly stars entwined amongst the mossy covered ground. Surely, such a magical place like this must be the fays sweet home of reverie. To me, a treasure had been found and a passion had evolved. And now I cannot wait to go for our first SPRING hike and to find more of which has never been seen by the human eye before. You see to me these stones are antiquities of the highest form and best of all don’t even cost a penny. They never have been owned before so you can call them your very own. I searched and wondered what I could do with all these little stones and as you can see I’ve made a heart of stone. But bare with me, I’ll be back to show other things I’ve ingeniously made with all the little stones.There is but one that I call "MY PRECIOUS", and that is the one which started it all; the Two Heart Stone”. It wasn't the ring that I had thought was winking at me in that clearing in the wood; but a double heart to signify; one my branded love for nature and the other love just beginning to uncover for natures impressions found in these magical stones. And so, I had no choice but to call it "My Precious."

A Zillion Earthly Stars
Along a narrow winding road
I came upon a hollow grove
When to my eye did meet
A fantastical, magical, wondrous load
It shimmered and gleamed
And in between the moss did grow
For in an instance I did think
I’d seen a zillion stars ablaze
The sun shined brightly through the trees
Its friend the breeze accompanied
and together played amongst the leaves
Casting shadows on the scared ground beneath
Fragmented light bounced to and fro sporadically
Upon the zillion earthly stars I’d seen
And in their enlighten glow
They cast a stage of a beautiful twinkling fairy dream
Dragonflies and bees
Hovering in the breeze
With every flicker of their gossamer wings
they glittered and they gleamed
One by one they scattered until there were none
Oh, but wait
A little dragonfly had stopped
and landed on a stone
And at the little ones delight
I placed my hand to touch
to see how this could be
Could it all be, what I believed?
What I had thought
The dragonfly and stone
Were of reality


Jeanne said...

Happy Sunday.
Your words always move me so deeply.
Love you

Sheila said...

What a delightful find Annabelle.
They had been there for centuries waiting for YOU to discover them..
I love the new look you have to your site.
Don't apologise for your sad works, they are beautiful too, and therapy for you. I have always enjoyed everything you write.
That said I'm glad you are feeling more upbeat, for your own sake.

carolyn said...

Wouls love to see the fairy castles and treasure chests.

Blue the Spa Girl said...

I adore your new look Annabelle. IT is almost as beautiful as YOU.
Your words delight as usual.
Your postings always bring food for thought, so thank you.
The illustrations you choose always fit just right, and are just as delightful for eye candy!
Glad you are posting again.

cityfarmer said...

How is your soul today???
missing you

Lady Laurie said...

Dear Annabelle,
stopping in to wish you a good day. I like the new look of your blog. Happy to see you posting, and I enjoyed the pics of your family and pets.

Annabelle said...

I will post the pics of the fairy castles as soon as I get decent pics.

Annabelle ~^..^~

miss*R said...

Annabelle - don't ever, ever apologize for being depressed. You must go to my blog and find the poem by Rumi - The guest house... I read it every morning.

SombraKnight said...

You are such a beautiful writer, Annabelle...

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