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Held in the Crystalline Palm

All’s quiet inside the Mountain

Standing, breathing

Beckoned by the cave’s darkness

She calls my name
In Ancient tongue

But this inky lightlessness is something else
Akin to a heavenly touch

Eyes closed in reflection
A silent offering

I am nurtured and held as babe in her womb
Where the light shines from within

In the crystalline palm of pure majesty
I am as child
My soul earthed in wondrous quietude

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This poem was a collaborative effort written by both Stephen Denham and myself after a visit to Jenolan Caves, NSW.

Image taken in the Orient Cave


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  • Valerie Anne Kelly
    Valerie Anne K...almost 5 years ago

    WoW! we are in complete harmony today sweetheART wonderful writing ;} happy hippy hugglez

  • Thank you so much Val!! Such a lovely comment! x

    – Emma Wertheim ~

  • RuthFroehlinger
    RuthFroehlingeralmost 5 years ago

    Wow. This is fantastic. Love the verse and the image is awesome.

  • Thank you so much for your lovely comment Ruth…It was such a wonderful experience…! Glad you enjoyed the picture and poem…

    – Emma Wertheim ~

  • Keithbotilier
    Keithbotilieralmost 5 years ago

    Fantastic poetry Emma,the words conjure up the picture very well.

  • Thank you so much Keith!! :) We had fun with the poem – it just flowed!

    – Emma Wertheim ~

  • Ushna Sardar
    Ushna Sardaralmost 5 years ago

  • WOW…many many thanks! I’m thrilled! :)

    – Emma Wertheim ~

  • MeliB
    MeliBalmost 5 years ago

    Congratulations Emma and Steve! Beautiful words and image. So mysterious and evocative of cave-like atmosphere!

  • Many many thanks Meli! xx

    – Emma Wertheim ~

  • NancyC
  • WOW..wonderful news..thank you so so so much…I’m delighted~ x

    – Emma Wertheim ~

  • Jomei
    Jomeialmost 5 years ago

    a truly rivetting read. Your words and spaciousness convey great depth and reality.

  • Thank you so much for your lovely comment – it’s such an incredibly amazing place to visit – it feels so raw and earthy to walk within a mountain…

    – Emma Wertheim ~

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