A Rare Jewel


We sit on the shore
feeling inconsequential
in its vast presence,
watching it sparkle
like a rare jewel
that has just been discovered

The dragonflies attend
in their tiny-jet manner
The damselflies gracefully flit about
with their delicate bodies,
and blue, iridescent wings

Then we close our eyes
as tiny threads of peace 
weave into our whole beings,
allowing worries to fall
like the cleansing of raindrops

How fortunate are we
to play a part with nature
in this moment of our existence –
for this point of time will soon transform
into a most profound memory

Lauren Scott © 2018
Photo: Loon Lake, El Dorado County, CA


59 thoughts on “A Rare Jewel

      1. It’s nice to have a favorite spot. 🙂 Ours has always been the Long Beach area (Washington). Actually anywhere at the ocean. Everywhere it’s so crowded now, unfortunately.
        Hope you’re having a good day! ❤️🌻💕

      2. And you’re right, it seems most places are getting more crowded, which takes the fun out it. We have a beach weekend planned for October and can’t wait. The mountains and the ocean provide wonderful places for relaxation. ❤❤❤😊

    1. What a lovely comment, Balroop. Thank you so much! This destination truly is a gem, one minute place in the bigger picture. 🙂 Have a lovely Monday, my friend!

  1. I felt that tiny thread of peace, What a rare jewel indeed.. Beautiful poem and wonderful scene.. Mother Earth is certainly beautiful beyond compare when we seek out to find her shining jewels ❤

    1. I’m glad you felt it, Sue, and thanks for your lovely words. Mother Earth is so beautiful if we only take time to truly ‘see’ her and experience all that She offers. Big hugs, my friend!

  2. So serene and beautiful, Lauren! You´ve captured that moment in time so wonderfully! Normally you don´t get to see many dragonflies around here but I was luck last Friday and watched them flitting across the sky whilst lying on a wonderfully lush meadow in a nearby park. Have a happy Sunday, my friend! xoxo ❤

    1. Your time in the meadow sounds serene, too, Sarah. It’s special moments like these that remain in our minds forever. Thanks for your lovely words, as always, and wishing you a Happy Sunday, too! ❤🌼🐛🦗🦋

    1. Aww, I’m sorry to hear you’re not feeling well, but I’m glad my poem can add a little bit of beauty and uplifting to your day. Hope you feel better real soon! ❤❤

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