Rust, impurities and dross
Fiery flames consumed.
Radiance and brilliance
Precious stones sparkle
Extensive cutting and polishing
Exotic, fragile vases
Well molded and heated
Hide the shadows of painful process.
Hideous caterpillar crawled out
Lovely mirthful winged-creature,
Metamorphosis’ mystic craft.
Luminous and picturesque rainbow
Arch the heavens
When turbulent storm subside
The virga fade
An aftermath of blizzard.
Through the test of time,
Rocks, stones, pebbles and shells
Turned unnumbered sand
Vivacious torrent of cruel waves
Vicissitudes encapsulated break through.
These beautifully illustrate
The essence and significance of trials,
Our Great Alchemist’s tool
In the laboratory called life.
This poem was written during my trying moments and family crucible. It was published in University Voice HATINIG and my mini book, “Curly Wings, Chasing Dreams” in 2008. May the Great Alchemist inspire your life too! 🙂