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Monday Poetry Prompt: Mineral


By Géry PARENT – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0

This week let’s write a mineral poem. There are literally tons of minerals out there to write about and many of them have traditional meanings. Dig deep into our collective unconscious and post the results in the comments below.


About Bartholomew Barker

Bartholomew Barker is one of the organizers of Living Poetry, a collection of poets and poetry lovers in the Triangle region of North Carolina. Born and raised in Ohio, studied in Chicago, he worked in Connecticut for nearly twenty years before moving to Hillsborough where he makes money as a computer programmer to fund his poetry habit.


12 thoughts on “Monday Poetry Prompt: Mineral

  1. it’s labradorite
    worn around my neck, the warmth
    picking up senses
    who knew the magic it held
    until the culprit left out

    his labradorite
    he left on the countertop
    no longer valid
    healing was not happening
    when the darkness would not leave

    to the full, bright moon
    recharged, cleansed from shadowed waste
    the stone would renew
    allowing good for futures
    when coveted for good things

    Liked by 2 people

    Posted by Lisa Tomey | January 14, 2020, 1:40 PM
  2. Sapphire

    He slips the blue sapphire
    onto her finger
    prays for her spirit
    to turn towards him

    She accepts his ring of proposal
    prays for his envy and jealousy
    banished from their life forward

    Will the blue sapphire
    be the magic wand
    grant them fidelity
    in marriage
    be the smallest handcuff
    imprison her heart

    Liked by 2 people

    Posted by Cassa Bassa | January 14, 2020, 1:37 AM
  3. Mining for true gold
    in online personal ads
    all I find — pyrite

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by Bartholomew Barker | January 13, 2020, 8:48 PM

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