Gold

Weary, I stumble
again. My brokenness is
all I bring. My heart
is perfect enough you say,
finding the gold in each crack.

Song Choice: Everything by Alanis Morissette 

This poem is linked up with Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads' Tuesday Platform.

62 comments:

  1. Only our loved ones find the gold in each crack.

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    1. Yes, and thank goodness for that.

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  2. Finding and mining that Gold ourselves is the real challenge. Lovely work Rommy.

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    1. It can be, but it can also be so rewarding.

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  3. gold in each crack of the brokenness...lovely!

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  4. Our cracks and scars make us beautiful for those with eyes to see. This one made me a bit teary.

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    1. Aw! But I'm glad I was able to elicit an emotional response.

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  5. The gold in the crack reminds me of Kintsugi, when you mend a bowls with gold, and make it even more a treasure...

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    1. That was exactly the inspiration behind the tanka!

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  6. Cracked hearts are the strongest, after a time. I love the image of them being seamed in gold.

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    1. I am glad I was able to convey that feeling

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  8. Blessed be those who can see the strength, beauty, and art that goes into living with the cracks we gather as we dance through life. Blessed be those who value the finders. Blessings all around.

    Love the glint and reality to this poem.

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    1. That is a lovely way to express it!

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  9. Cracks filled with gold only appear in living hearts. Beautiful 💕

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  10. This poem puts me in mind of kintsugi.

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    1. That was exactly the inspiration behind the piece

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  11. A cracked heart and a mine of gold - perfect!
    Weary, I stumble
    again. My brokenness is
    all I bring. My heart
    is perfect enough you say,
    finding the gold in each crack.

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  12. Shows that none of us are all we're cracked up to be...but if you look closely, maybe there's a silver (I mean gold) lining.

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  13. It is said, There has never been an autopsy that did not reveal a few cracks in the heart. Still there is gold.

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    1. There's poetry in your response. :)

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  14. Beautiful, Rommy! It reads like a tanka, and is as poignant as any I've read!

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    1. I have been working diligently to improve my tanka technique.

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  15. gold in each crack of brokenness.. sigh.. this is so beautiful.. so deeply poignant 💜

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  16. I don't think the most beautiful people would ever win a beauty contest when real beauty lies beneath the skin. In the same way gold diggers would look for an ingot rather than the lode.

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    1. I suppose so, though I've known stunning people with quite beautiful hearts and people whose less than ideal countenance matched the state of their heart as well. :D

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  17. "Gold in each crack" - powerful!

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  18. Lovely that those who love us find the gold in the cracks. This is beautiful, Rommy.

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    1. People like that are a blessing in our lives.

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  19. loved the " gold in the cracks" it really brought it home,,,

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    1. I've always loved that imagery too

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  20. There IS beauty in brokenness, I think. We are ALL broken in our own individual way, yet all beautiful nonetheless.

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  21. "finding the gold in each crack" - beautiful!

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  22. I certainly enjoyed reading your poem; for me, I like the way you have created a beginning, middle and end resulting in a poetical micro story, with a positive outcome to your narrative.

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    1. Woot! I admit fiction writing is my first love and I try to get a story-like feel, at least in some of my pieces.

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  23. Oh I love the thought of gold in each crack!

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  24. Evocative--love the image of finding the good amongst all the flaws one sees in one's self

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  25. Succinctly and beautifully stated. May we all be so well seen and appreciated!

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  26. I love this! 'finding the gold in each crack' - what an indelible image!

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  27. Luv the allusion to the Japanese way of Kintsugi, i think thats exactly what God does when we approach him broken. He gilts us and say see look how precious and beautiful you are

    Adding this link to my list of favourite poems.

    Much🌼love

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    1. I am glad it resonated so strongly with you. Happy Sunday Gillena.

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  28. So glad you based this on Kintsugi. I love that art form and the symbolism behind it.

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    1. I've been lucky enough to see bowls like this in person. They are lovely things.

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