I Am Lapidary

 “What matters is that the words be made to last— worthy of being written in henna on the limbs of a bride.” —Annabelle Mosele

“What matters is that the words be made to last—
worthy of being written in henna on the limbs of a bride.”
—Annabelle Mosele

lap·i·dar·y

adjective
1. (of language) engraved on or suitable for engraving on stone and therefore elegant and concise.
“a lapidary statement”
of or relating to stone and gems and the work involved in engraving, cutting, or polishing.
noun
1. a person who cuts, polishes, or engraves gems

ORIGIN

Middle English (as a noun): from Latin lapidarius (in late Latin ‘stonecutter’), from lapis, lapid ‘stone.’ The adjective dates from the early 18th century.

NEXT: a poem by Amma L. Liwil, (The Serendipity Point)

I AM LAPIDARY

To find out through serendipitous synchronicity,

the vital truth hidden since my birth that I am of a lapidary line.     Who knew….

I have always been strangely pulled toward the polished roundness of river rocks. The need to collect and then precisely inspect each and every pebble, gemstone,rock or petrified fossil form with an intent suited for the gold rush obsoletes. I have always been primed to smooth out and polish brightly, a shine that will attract the pupil of eyes to see a little bit of etched out missing bits of life lived invisibly so by all of those unknown….
unmarked….
little things…
They hold space between art and legends just so a slight maybe will be the chance of recovery and additional discovery of a past still lingering about the humid breath of the
giant living things.

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