Pythian Games

put on your track shoes and write the miles

Test of Time

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Shale-wrapped fossil

Encloses delicate fern,

Fleeting beauty pressed forever in stone.

While glaciers froze and thawed,

While kingdoms rose and fell,

This rock lay silent and still,

embracing its heart’s treasure,

waiting to be gently tapped open,

met with Christmas morning oohs and ahs,

its quiet beauty preserved for eternity:

the gift of eons.


By Kerry Vincent © 1982

Written by kvwordsmith

September 17, 2008 at 2:33 am

Posted in KerryWordsmith

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  1. Some of the best surprises are found in the natural realm. Good writing.


    September 17, 2008 at 2:54 am

  2. grand image. Fran


    September 17, 2008 at 3:43 am

  3. Awesome, isn’t it? Lovely poem, Kerry. I have a mini collection of geodes and little “fancy” stones which I love.


    September 17, 2008 at 12:53 pm

  4. Wonderful snappy descriptions.


    September 17, 2008 at 10:13 pm

  5. This is great. Fossils are fabulous.


    September 21, 2008 at 7:02 am

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