By J Ann Crowder

I, so long for Shangri-la tides carrying me away to Cannaan, rising upon the blue firmament of heaven’s third bow
My heart's deepest whims thus desire, depths within dreams of felicities pure
Therein I walk roads gold, heralded within jasper, opaque walls
To paradisiacal earth, bound by 'twelve’ pearled gates and 'TWELVE’ layers deep of precious, foundationed stone
Jasper, jeweled by jade forests and poppyseed fields, pale like spring’s deep tea
Sappheiros, a holy stone wisely adorned in velvety-indigo
Agate, laced in earth’s rainbow; a gleaming eye
Emerald, new and lush, the heart of spring, renewing a freshness and vitality of spirit
Onyx, courageous with a duality of soft, marbled-white hues
Ruby, an inextinguishable-flame, with a boldness in nobilities of kings
Chrusolithos, like a staring pair of lion’s eyes—glowing
Beryl, stone of 'Tar-shish’, dressed in a pristine lightness of aquamarine waters
Topaze, a silvery-fire of topazian truth
Turquoise, a tranquil, mottled-webbing of carved-blue heaven, slipped to earth
Jacinth, a flowering-ginger rose, spreading light of glistening sunsets
Amethyst, like violet-dews and lilac-shimmers of 'Deep Siberian’ musk

Heaven, as described in the bible. It's foundation is precisely described in the bible as twelve layers of precious stone. I reference this poem to the Book of Revelations. Written June 1st, 2016.

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over 4 years

"I adore wearing gems, but not because they are mine. You can't possess radiance, you can only admire it." ~Elizabeth Taylor

We can only aspire to the radiance of heaven. But only if God wills it.

J Ann Crowder
J Ann Crowder
over 4 years

True! I love these verses in Revelations. It sounds amazing! I can only hope, I might be good enough to make it.

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