Fay Vietmeier

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“Searching for pearls among rings”

“Searching for pearls among rings”

Searching for pearls among rings

Such a search may require wings

Adventure that is meant for kings

Not all rings have earthly strings


"One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, 

One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them.” 

~ J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring


Some rings are vast and not all rings are fair

They’re not always seen but are everywhere

Symbols of control, authority and power

As devotion, fidelity and deity they tower

There are rings of influence 

At times worn with pretense

And come with great expense

There are rings of experience 

That may express human needs

Yet often provide unexpected leads


Rings are circles .. some are concentric

Rings in our minds .. they may be eccentric


There are rings on our fingers and rings in our nose

These express ancient values: proposed, supposed & exposed


There are rings on trees that mark annual growth

Affirming strength from nature, an unspoken oath

Did you know pulp is tightly bound to winter rings

And life issues forth .. when spring starts to sing


There are rings on bees .. that’s the part that stings ;~)


There are rings on pearls filled with circles & swirls

Inside the oyster the pearl dances & whirls .. color unfurls
 

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There are rings in the atmospheres

Filled with majesty & mystery .. new frontiers

The Pacific is encircled by volcanoes .. a zone called the “ring of fire”

With bulimic eruption spews melted rock & ash leaving devastation dire

Vortices are omnipresent in our oceans .. ever spreading mirth

Giving laughter in eddies & rings .. as currents on the earth

Cold core rings form scientifically to the south of the warm Gulf Stream

Rings of diamond & sapphire, lost in deep waters may be found in our dreams ;~)


Saturn has icy rings embedded with moons

A far-out place .. where particles commune

Divinely positioned to protect our gem planet

This giant in the Milky Way guards earth from threat

Complex shepherding effects .. in fractal rings                                                                                                                                                                                     This complex design is shared by human beings


To improve absorption .. *chelated minerals create a ring-like complex

What if humans-beings could learn to bond to others with similar effect?

When the Moon covers the Sun, it creates an eclipse, for all to admire

Framing the Moon with a “ring of fire” .. as stars sing in the solar choir

There are rings in the heavens and rings on the earth

Rings that exceed understanding of very great worth

Rings that carry life and rings that signify birth
 

*“From the day we arrive on the planet
And blinking, step into the sun
There's more to be seen than can ever be seen
More to do than can ever be done

Some of us fall by the wayside
And some of us soar to the stars
And some of us sail through our troubles
And some have to live with the scars

There's far too much to take in here
More to find than can ever be found.”*

LIFE is a circle of rings that will forever resound

- Fay Vietmeier

May 29th 2020

Note on pearls:

Metaphorically: Wisdom is what makes a pearl. Wisdom, like pearls are precious and of great value.

Wisdom will help you find "pearls" in many places. Even rings.

“According to history and myths: pearls are symbolic of wisdom gained through experience. The gems are believed to offer protection, as well as attract good luck and wealth. It is also said that these little gemstones are symbolic of the wearer's loyalty, generosity, integrity, and purity.”

“Get wisdom, gain understanding;
do not forget my words or turn away from them.
Do not forsake wisdom, and she will protect you;
love her, and she will watch over you.
The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom.
Though it cost all you have, get understanding.
Cherish her, and she will exalt you;
embrace her, and she will honor you.
She will give you a garland to grace your head
and present you with a glorious crown.” ~ Proverbs 4


Giving honor where honor is due.

*John Elton -“Circle of Life”


The idea for this poem was inspired by comments of:

@Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee   @Harvey Lloyd  @John Rylance @Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris 

https://www.bebee.com/producer/@ali-anani/rings-of-experience

Special thanks to ..

@Debasish Majumder for reminding me of the “rings of fire”

@Farooq Omar for inspiring lines with *chelated

“In His Light” - I write ;~)

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If my words make you think .. Great ;~)

As “iron-sharpens-iron” .. I enjoy bantering with other BEES .. your feedback is as “honey”

A glimpse of the “Bee” called “me” 

I’m a “heart-to-heart” communicator.

My caring nature makes me an advocate. My curious nature makes me a “queen of questions” though gifted with the ability to listen ;~) 

I am a woman of deep faith, a blessed mother, a voracious reader, a blossoming writer, a grateful person and lover of beauty 

I treasure family, true friendships and my loyal clients .. enjoy learning, traveling, good movies, good wine and golf. 

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Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris

3 months ago #53

Fay Vietmeier

3 months ago #52

😇 #51 @Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris

I'm glad that you found a “ring” I did not include in my poem 

.. but your visit here “makes my heart sing” 🍯

Fay Vietmeier

3 months ago #51

😇#50

@Mohammed Abdul Jawad 

Warm welcome Mohammed 🍯

Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris

3 months ago #50

This reminds me, I need to ring someone (on the phone) 🙂

Mohammed Abdul Jawad

3 months ago #49

Fay Vietmeier

3 months ago #48

@Mohammed Abdul Jawad 

I hope this finds you well Mohammed 

I happened upon your beautiful comment while coming to edit this poem.

“Worthwhile are the rings of realities and reflections” – Indeed !! 

One that unfolds what lies in truths and what’s falsity in follies. 

The latter serenely accelerates one’s thinking to express self, with clarity and essence." - I love this !! So richly said.

I appreciate you 😇 the “clarity & essence” of your thinking 

Mohammed Abdul Jawad

7 months ago #47

#51
Worthwhile are the rings of realities and reflections. One that unfolds what lies in truths and what’s falsity in follies. The latter serenely accelerates one’s thinking to express self, with clarity and essence. Thanks for the insightful post.

Fay Vietmeier

7 months ago #46

Mohammed Abdul Jawad

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1 year ago #45

#49
Roberto De la Cruz Utria The unfolding of returning to life before COVID-19 is very different from community to community (at least that's me observation) Each day I thank God for a new day of life and good health I claim that place of safety beneath His everlasting arms ... grateful that "His reach is never short & His Word is never void" I remember each person/family that is in the circle of my life And ask the Lord to protect them ... my prayers include my "bee-friends" ... which includes you ;~) Every day is a gift Every breath is a gift Be well with all your being ;~) Roberto

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #44

#47
Roberto De la Cruz Utria I hope you are well ... My thanks Roberto for reading & finding "pearls" Your comments are always an encouragement to this bee ... "inspiring" is wind beneath my wings ;~)

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #43

Kevin Baker Human beings are ever moving. We are dynamic ... or NOT. How others perceive us ... may or may not be true How we perceive ourselves ... may or may not be true Our thoughts-words-actions-habits-character ... DO reveal some of who we are And as you point out can be ever-changing It is possible to be imprisoned by the thinking of others but only if we allow this (this can occur knowingly or unknowingly) "Now one can diminish you ... make you feel inferior without your permission" ~ Eleanor Roosevelt This would be a binding of sorts ... NOT a circle to stay in ... or a ring of experience to perpetuate Be careful ... Guard your heart Guard your mind Guard your time I'm in "bee famous pearl-holder" I have a draft I'm working on that will elaborate on part of this thought https://www.bebee.com/producer/@fay-vietmeier-pennsylvania/the-pearl-holder-and-the-field-of-bees

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #42

George Touryliov Renoy George

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #41

#41
Franci\ud83d\udc1dEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador You warm my heart with your encouragement Franci "Beautiful ... lovely & inspiring" ... tucked in my heart Deep thanks ... I love your poetry in equal measure ;~)

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #40

#40
Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee Your comment made me SMILE There an old joke somewhere that says if your name is not in the obituary column ... you can get out of bed I much prefer your encouragement: "Wake up agile" ;~)

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #39

#38
John Rylance John ~ I must agree with our dear Professor You are showing yourself to be like a hidden gem in the world of bees ;~) “an oyster catcher that that turns into a pearl-fisher” ... I'll call this "explorer transformation" That is a man that I want to buzz in the skies & keep company with ;~)

#39
Fay Vietmeier Thank you for your appreciation. All I want to say is that you my dear when you wake up you wake up agile. No question about this.

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #37

#34
Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee Thank you my dear Professor for driving home this point in the exchange with Debasish Majumder "A chain of ideas are shaping up. Or, a circular chain is being developed and the more ideas we get, the circular chain shall move up as well to a higher level." How important it is to be awake ... receptive/open and willing to ACT ... willing to go to a "higher level" This bee is walking her talk ;~) It stuck in my mind when you said: "I wake up agile" That speaks volumes ;~)

John Rylance

1 year ago #36

#37
I appreciate your kind comment. I like to think for the most part I'm an oyster catcher after the meat in a post, who turns into a pearl fisher once I've digested the post.

Fay Vietmeier One great source I discovered that is so enriching with his comments is John Rylance. I didn't realize before the full potential of his comments, but recently awoke to his great potential.

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #34

#32
Kevin Baker You brighten my day my "hat tipping friend" with your visit and thought-full comment '~) Might you elaborate on "rings that bind may not be a circle." The quote from Tolkien prompted me to consider the next line "Some rings are vast and not all rings are fair"

#33
Fay Vietmeier My comment got truncated. Like a spiral the circular chain of ideas keep moving up to higher levels/ I see that well-reflected in your comment and from the comment of our friend Debasish Majumder

#33
Fay Vietmeier A chain of ideas are shaping up. Or, a circular chain is being developed and the more ideas we get, the circular chain shall move up as well to a higher level.

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #31

#31
Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee I thank you for filling the heart of this bee ;~) I'll have you know that some scientific thought went into this poem ... credit to you ;~) ... you mentor too ;~) The Pacific is encircled by volcanoes ... a zone called the “ring of fire” With bulimic eruption can spew melted rock & ash leaving devastation dire Vortices are omnipresent in our oceans ... ever spreading mirth Giving laughter in eddies & rings ... as currents on the earth When the Moon covers the Sun, it creates an eclipse, for all to admire Framing the Moon with a “ring of fire” ... as stars sing in the solar choir ;~) *credit to Debasish Majumder for reminding about the "rings of fire" (4 added lines)

#30
Fay Vietmeier Your poems are different from many others. They speak to the mind and heart. Sharing them is a must, dear mentor

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #29

#28
Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee Many thanks my dear Professor for the added share ... sweet gratitude to thee from this bee ;~)

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #28

#27
Joel Anderson Thanks for your encouragement ... and stopping by ;~) I look forward to your comments ;~) Since pools remain closed ... I too am walking I wish I had your river ;~)

Beautiful poetry Fay Vietmeier. Your posts are lovely and inspiring.

Joel Anderson

1 year ago #26

#10
Indeed. Keep making a difference. All my best.

I am sharing this post again because it is worthy

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #24

Debasish Majumder I added 4 times for you '~) ... here are two ... When the Moon covers the Sun, it creates an eclipse, for all to admire Framing the Moon with a “ring of fire” ... as stars sing in the solar choir

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #23

#21
Renee Iseli - Smits Many thanks Renee for visiting & leaving encouragement and praise ;~)

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #22

#20
John Rylance Your alliteration is alluring your responses , never boring ;~) ... "pearly poetic" ... "resounding rings" ... "brilliantly buzzing" Tucked away in this bees heart ;~) Thanks John for your encouraging words ;~)

Renee Iseli - Smits

1 year ago #21

An impressive poem Fay Vietmeier! I very much enjoyed reading it :-)

John Rylance

1 year ago #20

Pearly poetic piece. Resoundingly rhymicaly rings Brilliantly buzz buzzing Well worth the wait Fay

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #19

#17
Ken Boddie Thanks for the clever coordination of a "ring" I swear ;~) You always make me SMILE Our biorhythms must be aligned ... I pulled your last post up about 10 minutes ago to read ;~) ... many thanks for your sweet share ;~)

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #18

Joyce \ud83d\udc1d Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee Hope all is well ... keeping you are in my thoughts and prayers ;~)

Ken Boddie

1 year ago #17

Front doorbell rings, My hound up-springs, His mind is all agog, He goes straight to his corner, ‘Cause ... he is a boxer dog. 🤗

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #16

Marisa Fonseca Diniz

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1 year ago #12

George Touryliov

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1 year ago #10

Joel Anderson I hope you are getting in your river walks ;~)

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #9

Mohammed Abdul Jawad

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #7

Paul Walters Roberto De la Cruz Utria Proma \ud83d\udc1d Nautiyal Savvy Raj Ned McDonnell Preston \ud83d\udc1d Vander Ven

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #5

#4
Debasish Majumder Thank you for that addition Debasish I will work it in and attribute it to your honor ;~) Will let you know ... ... multiplied thanks for your sweet share ... may it sound as rings to receptive bees ;~)

Debasish Majumder

1 year ago #4

fire of ring is missing, i.e., Sun! nice buzz Fay Vietmeier! enjoyed read and shared. thank you for the buzz.

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #3

#2
Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee My dearest Professor ~ you are as "iron sharpening my iron" ... the ability to inspire is a gift from God I receive with gratitude your praise: "fertile imagination ... you have the capacity to absorb and expand what you learn and discover" God, the Master-Weaver" has put you into the circle of my life ... I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you & your beautiful family in my prayers. ... if the "echo" is a sweet share ... multiplied thanks ;~)

Fay Vietmeier Amazing you are! You explored all rings in our fingers . wedding rings. tree rings, galaxy rings and in full wisdom you covered their meaning with beautiful lyrics. You have not only a fertile imagination my friend, but also you have the capacity to absorb and expand what you learn and discover. I loved your quote "LIFE is a circle ... of rings that will forever resound:. You remind me of echo-relocation such as bats capturing the echo and find their prey even in the darkness. I echo the sound of your wisdom and it shines my path. I am honored to have inspired you in any way that merited my mention in your great piece. Blessed you are.

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #1

The idea for this poem began here: Comments from Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee Harvey Lloyd John Rylance Zacharias \ud83d\udc1d Voulgaris ... sparked some of the lines ;~) https://www.bebee.com/producer/@ali-anani/rings-of-experience

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