There is something about pearls that just makes them so special. Maybe it’s their history, or the way they shimmer and shine, but there’s no doubt that they are one of the most coveted pieces of jewelry in the world. Here are some poems about pearls, to help you appreciate their beauty a little more.
1. The Oysters’ Pearl by Amber Odom
A pearl is inner beauty,
Within an oyster.
It can be rare,
It can be multitudinous.
Funny thing is,
People try so hard to find these pearls,
But don’t try as hard to find the pearl,
Within each other.
They go by what they see,
Not what they know.
Inner beauty is not shown.
There’s nothing worse than a beautiful girl or handsome boy,
With an ugly inside.
Such a shame to put that beauty in the wrong niche.
2. Of Pearls And Stars by Heinrich Heine
The pearly treasures of the sea,
The lights that spatter heaven above,
More precious than these wonders are
My heart-of-hearts filled with your love.
The ocean’s power, the heavenly sights
Cannot outweigh a love filled heart.
And sparkling stars or glowing pearls
Pale as love flashes, beams and darts.
So, little, youthful maiden come
Into my ample, feverish heart
For heaven and earth and sea and sky
Do melt as love has melt my heart.
3. Chain Of Pearls by Rabindranath Tagore
Mother, I shall weave a chain of pearls for thy neck
with my tears of sorrow.
The stars have wrought their anklets of light to deck thy feet,
but mine will hang upon thy breast.
Wealth and fame come from thee
and it is for thee to give or to withhold them.
But this my sorrow is absolutely mine own,
and when I bring it to thee as my offering
thou rewardest me with thy grace.
4. A Pearlescent Pearl by Sameer Ahmed
A pearlescent pearl
From an oyster
Stringes her necklace
In threads of existance
As time flows.
A cheering legato
Charming and frisky
Peps up the indisposed
Protective and supportive
Like a stem
And valued as a gem.
5. My Pearl In The Ocean Of Love by Rik Bertrand
We are as one in the moonlight of life itself,
We have taken all the precautions off the shelf.
Our love is true and free, and life has become glorious,
Love has overwhelmed our inner souls, and our dreams are victorious.
My heart freezes and explodes simultaneously, when we touch,
I am memorized by her beauty, I Love this woman oh so very much
She is my Pearl in my ocean of Love, My Joy within my heart.
We are together always, embraced in life, never ever apart.
I love you, as I know you love me; we are entwined with emotional fever.
I am forever in love with you, and Always and forever a true believer.
You are the music of my soul, the rhythm in my heart, my life’s reason,
I caress your love like a rose pedal; gently, so it survives the season.
Our love is everlasting, embedded in our hearts, tattooed in song,
Our love blends life and love, with words mighty and strong.
Jan and pearl, Pearl and Jan, hearts that beat as one.
A gift we enjoy every day, a treasure that we have one.
6. I Am A Pearl by Shivani Jain
I am a pearl in the shell
On the beach
Just floated out of water
Or thrown out of it
Thousands of people trod on me
Never make a note of what might be underneath
They move on and on and on
And I am buried deeper and deeper into the grave
They don’t see the pain the hurt inside
The beauty or the treasure inside
So that pearl never came out
For the shell was too rigid and opaque
7. She Is My Pearl by Lourd Jackson
Everyone in the world is always seeking
They seek to find happiness or desire
So what is it that I may seek?
why, I seek a pearl of course
A pearl that brings never ending happiness
A pearl that would send my heart a flutter
A pearl whose melody is so sweet, I cant resist
A pearl that I can lovingly care for
But this pearl is hard to find, That is until I met you
Your elegance radiated, Your beauty unrivaled
Your melody superb, Your gentle nature
I decided to see if you were my desire
At first I meant to only see for days
However days became weeks
And weeks became months
And from months to years
I pondered and wondered
And wondered and pondered
And then I realized I found it
It happened so magically
Your eyes met my eyes
Your lips touched my lips
And from the kiss came such bliss
And when you leave I begin to…miss you
It is not because of lustful desire
It is because your presence is no longer there
It is because I care
It is because I love
Not just physically and verbally
But mentally, I believe its meant to be
Just you and me, because….
Because, you are my world
You are the light that give me sight
You are the source of all my might
You are my souls other half
You are my love
You are my pearl
8. The Sea Hath Its Pearls by Heinrich Heine
The sea hath its pearls,
The heaven hath its stars;
But my heart, my heart,
My heart hath its love.
Great are the sea, and the heaven;
Yet greater is my heart,
And fairer than pearls or stars
Flashes and beams my love.
Thou little, youthful maiden,
Come unto my great heart;
My heart, and the sea and the heaven
Are melting away with love!
9. Pearl by James McLain
Quickly struck..by the wrist..
The oysters…. smile..opens..
Quivering.. pink flesh..it lays..
10. A Pearl Necklace by Radclyffe Hall
Go, cold white pearls, with your luring eyes,
The woman is waiting who longs to win
But the rainbow light that within you lies,
But the soft cool touch of your satin skin.
You are undefiled, and the price of sin
Has passed you by, what the heart denies
Can your whiteness, fettered and bound within
This necklet’s space, ever realise ?
You were snatched away from the deep, sad sea,
From the Mother’s womb to the miser’s pile;
You are bartered now for a phantasy,
For the hopeless hope in a woman’s smile.
Pearls have been around since ancient times and they continue to be a popular choice for jewelry. Whether you are looking for something classic or contemporary, pearls can add a touch of elegance to any outfit. As we have seen, there are many poems about pearls that celebrate their beauty and symbolism. Thanks for following along with us on this journey through the world of poetry and pearls!
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