Friday, March 7, 2014

Into the Crystal Cave


Cave of the Crystals or Giant Crystal Cave (SpanishCueva de los Cristales
is a cave connected to the Naica Mine 300 metres (980 ft) below the surface in NaicaChihuahuaMexico.


we enter this sacred cave
and feel the flutter of crystals 

threadlike diamond, lucent
blue mountains lift them like shiny ice pearls

but heat radiates & sucks sweet air
from our lungs

silver & lead blurs our eyes
the way sea drowns our walls to foam

the way stars overwhelm us
with their spinning light-



Posted for Imaginary Garden for Real Toads - Transforming Friday by Hannah ~  Thanks for the visit & 55 Words for the G-man -  Happy to be writing again ~ 

27 comments:

  1. I love this likening to stars, especially. Beautiful.

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  2. Be interesting to sea, not sure I'd want air sucked from my lungs though lol

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    1. To sea or to see ??? I think you are only allowed like 30 minutes inside, then you have to go out or else the humidity will fry you ~

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  3. and beauty overtakes us...
    but wow...i would not want to be boiled
    in those caves...does not sound fun at all..
    smiles.

    how did the interview go?

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    1. Deadly beauties, smiles ~

      Hopefully good but I don't want to hope so much as a lot of peeps applied too - Oh well, if its for me, it will come ~ Thanks for the visit Brian ~

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  4. Grace...
    You always succeed in pulling us into your Head.
    What a wonderful gift you have.
    And YOU are a gift to us all
    Loved your Crystaline 55
    Thanks for playing, you are never too late
    Have a Kick Ass Week-End

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    1. Thanks G-Man ~ Happy Friday to you too ~

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  5. You have shown us a beautiful cave! It reminded me of caves I visited in the Alps two decades ago. Is it a place you visited?

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    1. I haven't visited this kind of cave in Mexico City ~ But I did visit a cave underneath the mountains before, but it was full of bats & crystals ~

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  6. This is so beautiful, especially those two closing lines!

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  7. cool one, Grace - especially the last two verses. Have a nice weekend ~

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  8. I liked the flow, with an ebbing echo, like 'ice pearls' and radiating 'heat', 'crystals' and 'threadlike' diamonds, et al. That process lulled me along, enjoying every word and second of my read. Beautiful!
    ..

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  9. Lovely...and I agree...the stars can be overwhelming.

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  10. Bringing such majestic forces as the sea and stars alongside these intense crystals is a great fit...powerful. Thank you for joining, Grace!

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  11. I drown in the heat of your poem while watching stars spin, drown in sea foam. Wow.

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  12. Your poem really brings out the other-worldliness of the environment, Grace. A place we long to travel, knowing it could kill us. Such is the heart of every explorer.

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  13. Really a cave filled with stars .. Wonderful Grace

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  14. Captured the beauty of the underground world Grace. Have a lovely weekend.

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  15. I thunk I was spelunking images are crystal clear

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  16. Not only do I feel the flutter of crystals ... I hear them in your poetry.

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  17. Oh wow, that's beautiful! Both the picture and the poem.

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  18. This is beautiful! I love the imagery you've created.

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