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30 December, 2004

Jade

In my child’s eye the colour of jade
was the colour of snot:
the same viscid texture, I thought.
There was little else to match its shade.

Years later, I saw the real thing,
a blob of balm (and as much grace)
locked inside a museum case –
until I came to dated Ming.

Decades thence, its rock pool glaze
served as lover’s gift, its green
to grace a vaunted queen…
Or lose itself in a trollop’s ways.

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2 Comments:

Blogger annie said...

have said nice things about this one before, i think... consider them repeated.

30 December, 2004 20:31  
Blogger livinghigh said...

lucky trollop ;-)

31 December, 2004 18:44  

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