The earth is filled with hollow places
With crystals iridescent in the darkness,
Iridescent in pockets of earthen bound night.
Crinkled crystals weightless in space.
Ice stars and white sapphires
Wrapped in their prism blankets.
Silence imparts a purity to match the crystals’ own.
Imagination the illumination
For beauty held in the dark stillness.
Kevin Clougherty, Barneveld