Here Comes the Rain Again: Dripping Diamonds by Ofelia Adame Williams

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December 8, 2015 by katmcdaniel

Synkroniciti is ecstatic to present an original work created for our Open Mic last month by Ofelia Adame Williams. While sitting in her car between her day job and her night/weekend job as a chorister at Houston Grand Opera, she snapped this spectacular photo of rain drops collecting on her windshield. Isn’t it terrific how beauty surprises us? She then wrote a moving poem which connects this image with the profound stress of modern life.

I hope you are enchanted and encouraged by this thoughtful and beautiful combination of words and image. It is the mission of Synkroniciti  to provide a safe place where people can explore their creativity. You are always welcome to our community of sharing.

Let’s contemplate some diamonds together!

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Dripping Diamonds

by Ofelia Adame Williams

Above their covered eyes the sky is shimmering with fairy dust,
breaking through the fog on the silver wings of dragonflies,
glittering as they capture every precious bit of light that has escaped the gray.

These diamonds are forming, not from the pressure of rock and coal,
But the pressures of the life around them,
Anxious and constricting like the breath of those cowering below them.

Oh but the diamonds, they sparkle and shine and form into tears,
Tears falling from the clouds that reflect those emotions,
Responding to the world. Then…release

With flashes of magic they dive to the earth,
Eagerly seeking to soothe her children,
to quench their thirst for beauty.

But alas, they’re ignored…they’re shunned.
The masses hide from the twinkle of stardust that each diamond possesses,
Hurrying to find shelter from the light.

Except a few that dare to gaze up,
The ones that see the pixie’s trail out the corner of their eyes.
Quickly turning to catch the sight, but just out of it.

And those that turn are treated with a spell.
They see the light that even the gloom cannot swallow.
There is no sun yet there is this glow!

“Ahh, but there is a sun, the darkness wants to hide it
Much like you hide from our presence.”
-Exclaim the dripping gems.

“See how we sparkle despite the gloom,
The sun lives in us
And we bring a bit of her to remind you she’s still there.”

The diamonds shine and tremble with excitement,

Finally seen, finally heard, finally fulfilled.

Finally.

*Drip*

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One thought on “Here Comes the Rain Again: Dripping Diamonds by Ofelia Adame Williams

  1. […] Ofelia shared Dripping Diamonds, a striking photograph paired with a wistful poem. One day, on her way to work in the midst of a Houston rainstorm, she leaned forward while stopped to capture a watery, misty view of the trees through her windshield. Her poem encourages us to notice how our environment cares for us, supplying us with water, light and other things vital to survival. The miracles that allow life to go on are so seldom celebrated, but we rely on them completely. You can read Dripping Diamonds here. […]

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