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
 
I
Jasper, jeweled by jade forests and poppyseed fields, pale like spring’s deep tea
 
II
Sappheiros, a holy stone wisely adorned in velvety-indigo
 
III
Agate, laced in earth’s rainbow; a gleaming eye
 
IV
Emerald, new and lush, the heart of spring, renewing a freshness and vitality of spirit
 
V
Onyx, courageous with a duality of soft, marbled-white hues
 
VI
Ruby, an inextinguishable-flame, with a boldness in nobilities of kings
 
VII
Chrusolithos, like a staring pair of lion’s eyes—glowing
 
VIII
Beryl, stone of 'Tar-shish’, dressed in a pristine lightness of aquamarine waters
 
IX
Topaze, a silvery-fire of topazian truth
 
X
Turquoise, a tranquil, mottled-webbing of carved-blue heaven, slipped to earth
 
XI
Jacinth, a flowering-ginger rose, spreading light of glistening sunsets
 
XII
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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Vic
over 3 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 3 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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