Dangling from her ears with no noise
So silent, if it had a mouth there’d be no voice
And resting in a circle so well poised
Admiration? Of course … as if I had a choice!
I’ve seen red diamonds – only in films
Held one or two – only in my dreams
It felt quite good – or so it seems
But with these, my joy-wells fill to their brims
May I compare its shape to the electric bulb?
Or liken its motion to the pendulum bob?
Oops! It even resembles a raindrop
Matchless in comparison – making this poet wanna sob!
Shaped like, but fairer than, almonds
Away from this sight I couldn’t have turned
’Cause heaven knows I was stunned
Just when I beheld her diamonds.
Describing a classmate’s earring – a single red diamond circumscribed by a silvery/chrome ring. Simply beautiful!