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Crystal Maker
by Joyce James
Monday, April 03, 2006
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Anyone can succeed if they persever and keep hoping

 


 


CRYSTAL MAKER


 


A single hair,


fragile as a passing thought,


pregnant with the possibility


of a miracle,


dangles from a pencil -


a fishing line


in a sea of saturated blue solution,


in a glass.


 


He comes again to stare


at the product of his boiling,


cooling,


adding,


stirring.


He waits and watches,


wills and wishes


for a crystal to form


on the end of that hair.


 


 


Once more he pours


the sea of blue


back into the melting pot.


Bubbles boil and burst.


Glass ,pencil ,hair reset.


Intensity of purpose,


and Hope in innocent purity


hang suspended yet again


in the glass,


waiting for the whole world


to appear -


a shining crystal


on a human hair.


 


He watches like a spider


mesmerising his prey -


himself believing


that he sees it there


Sees a thickening,


a plane,


an angle forming


as he keeps a daily vigil.


He waits as the watchman


waits for the morning,


waits for the birth


of a crystal. 


 


 


Morning comes ,


bringing gifts to him:


Gold of sunrise,


fragrance of faithfulness


and


the crystal


hanging


in complex perfection there


on the end of the hair.


 


 


He feels powerful, elated


as though he has a hand


in some grand design.


Molecules, once roaming random


have moved surely, silently


like troops, to join up


in utter orderliness


row upon row


layer upon layer,


triggered by a state of being


equal to the grand convergence


of the planets


to create the crystal –


as though for a moment


his hand has rested


in the Hand of God.


 


JOYCE JAMES


FEB 2006

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Joyce James
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