Valuable ore,

Severely refined

Rust, impurities and dross

Fiery flames consumed.

Radiance and brilliance

Precious stones sparkle

Extensive cutting and polishing

Uniquely unfold.

Exotic, fragile vases

Well molded and heated

Elegantly painted

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

The impetus

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.

refined by fire

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! 🙂

~LAF 2011



Filed under Potpourri of Poetry

2 responses to “ALCHEMY

  1. This is one of my favorite blogs out here… great background and love it.

    • I was more than surprised! I’m overwhelmed! Thanks a lot for spending time visiting my blog! Much appreciation for your appreciation! 🙂 Twas great hearing from you Ma’am Jackie! 🙂

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