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Art of the Diver: Hope, Life Circles and Profound Words

Updated on May 15, 2013
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Are always written from the heart.

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All original works in this album were written by Pearldiver and subject to copyright.
All original works in this album were written by Pearldiver and subject to copyright. | Source

Special words worth reading...

This is the first album in the 'Art of the Diver' series which collectively contains a total of 50 original poems, haiku and quotes. Written by NZ poet Pearldiver, this unique collection has been written from a fresh, positively creative perspective. In this album several subjects including hope, love, life circles and nature are covered, all woven into a set of profound poems that provide a solid representation of the range, talent and depth of the poet.

Though each poem in itself is worthy of it's own individual publication, here the author has chosen to provide his readers with a collection of interesting mixed pieces that compliment each other and do genuinely as a series, collectively highlight the art of the diver and how the value and sincerity of words can be enhanced, when spoken or written from the heart.

The unique poetry works contained in this album include:

'High Tide' - a short verse on drowning.

'Awkward Shyness' - about the shy bravado of youth.

'The Dying Art of Being Sentimental' - about how we evolve within a life circle.

'Letting Go The Pain' - about being able to walk away from an abusive relationship.

'You Reap What You Sow' - about Love and what it takes to find it.

'Best Recipe for Learning' - an interesting quote about learning.

'Will You Remember' - about lovers in a war zone (the Civil War).

'Oh How We Dwell' - about what we don't do when we should.

'Scar Value' - a quote about experience.

'Come Tomorrow' - about waiting for a lover.

'From a Leaf's Perspective' - about shallow minded people.

'Children of War' - a short poem for lost innocence.

Copyright © 2012 - 2013 Pearldiver – Art of the Diver with all rights reserved.


All poems in this album are protected by the author's Copyright and may not be duplicated without written permission from the author. Please do feel free to share a link to this album with social media sites, if you wish to promote any of poems within 'Art of the Diver: Hope, Life Circles and Profound Words' to friends, but please do not publish these poems directly in any publication, website, blog or video, without the author's written approval. Please enjoy Album One in this series. If you feel so inclined, please take the time to Vote below, for the poem that you liked the most... thanks for that, your vote will really be appreciated...

Copyright © 2012 - 2013 Pearldiver – Art of the Diver with all rights reserved.

‘High Tide’

Raising a limb to break the surface

When unseen and without possibility of rescue

Only serves to pull me down further than before

Though I try to climb above the summit of my fear

All I can do in reality is to, not panic and succumb

Closed eyes to measure this current’s growing strength

Flowing to unknown depths and in review, flow all life’s highs


Making love with you…

Such wet thoughts, are but fluid sighs…

* Words by Pearldiver *

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There are no set rules for youth.

Awkward is...
Awkward is... | Source

‘Awkward Shyness’

I remember a far younger you

Flirting more directly than other girls

In almost boyish style you faced the world

Carrying something very attractive, fresh and new

Something in your confident, flashing eyes that smiled

As you tried to draw attention to the lift of your breasts

Searching my face for any sign, that I had noticed them and you

Awkward is our youth so often, in such circumstance

Where there are no rules, on who should break the ice

No synchronized flirtation, to raging music, or any spontaneous chance

So each day, you walked my dog, maybe he walked you

Great Dane, great personality, his great awkwardness of youth

And so you were noticed, in noble company, with perkiness and control renewed

I never shared my thoughts, or the feelings that I carried then of you

So often, youthful awkward shyness, shapes our lives and what we do...

* Words by Pearldiver *

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The Dying Art of Being Sentimental.
The Dying Art of Being Sentimental. | Source

The Dying Art of Being Sentimental’

I believe that unlike elephants, mankind evolves carelessly

And moves further away from before, with each child born

Each generation less content and seeking more

Of what they deem to be, the perfection of youth

Leaving those things perceived to be redundant

And of no relevance to current trends and whims

Left choking and neglected on dusty plains of yesteryear

Consigned to inevitable death, but at least archived

Oh how I once pursued the perfection of my youth

And thus ensured that children would ultimately be its testament

Oh how one searches for those tangible things, one’s parents ignored

Embracing life completely oblivious, to the dying art of being sentimental

Or what it takes to consider the irony of its relevance, to every caring life

How it announces the reality of drawing closer to one’s own death

And highlights, how carelessly man has evolved, within one lifetime

By its very irrelevancy and absence, in the minds of apathetic children and elephants

Hopeful of completing a full life circle, yet moving further away from before...

Evolving... in the dying art of being sentimental...

* Words by Pearldiver *

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‘Letting Go the Pain’

Has time shown you lady, how bruises fade with your pain

How to find your inner strength within a broken, vulnerable heart

To let go and realize that you can really be, making a brand new start

Towards happiness and with new belief in you, you will surely love again

Has time shown you lady, how pain fades when hopes come true

How determined strength found, has helped to mend a now, not so bruised heart

And factually why in the end, letting go helped you realize, how easy it was to start

A deserved journey to find happiness and how real love will come true, when you do…

___Just believe in You __

* Words by Pearldiver *

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You Reap What You Sow
You Reap What You Sow | Source

All the same, are average guys.

Reap | Source
Oh Love... BtChimp..
Oh Love... BtChimp.. | Source

‘You Reap What You Sow’

Love you are truly magnificent

Traffic stops to watch you go by

Men forget what they were doing

And why

Like fools they send you roses

They’re all the same, average guys

No flowers could ever match your fragrance

But they’ll never realize

Love only commits to the best

Those who understand your need to roam

Lovers who’ll never take you for granted

You took me home

Ah Love, how your beauty sparks the fires

Crowds gather in the hope you will appear

You could be anywhere in the world, you wish to be

Yet you are here

Oh Love, such power in your presence

It’s in your every move, your incredible style

You just always make our world a better place

When you stay awhile

See all those unhappy people searching

They don’t appreciate how love helps them grow

Falling short with their demands and expectations

They reap, exactly what they sow

Love, you give great reasons for living

Throughout my life, you’ve removed my every fear

Love, you really could, be anywhere, you wish to be

But you chose here…


* Words by Pearldiver *

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The best recipe for learning may not be for all - You wok it out!

wild flowers
wild flowers | Source

‘Will You Remember?’

Will you always remember the secret nights we shared?

To avoid your father finding us together in the dark

In those hazy days we sneaked away from chores

And ran openly across fields of wild spring flowers

Making love and new promises, beneath the larks

Remember how happy our lives were, before the war

Now we can no longer even be friends, our families say

Lovers unable to be, all pray for peace to be restored

Gone all purpose, all reason, our larks have flew away

And all we damned, unwilling enemies, told to ignore

Every feeling, every real thought we had had before

Always remember that I fired my rifle, into the wall

Not to kill an enemy, a brother, or your father, at all

Though both fired and killed the enemy that they saw

And wondered why you ran to me, to break my fall

To seal a memory, a secret, a fate of love so sure

How truly great our lives could've been, if not abandoned to a war!

* Words by Pearldiver *

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How we dwell.
How we dwell. | Source

‘Oh How We Dwell’

Will we ever not be so selfish?

As to erase great future potential

With sad, angry feelings of the past

Will we ever not be so blind?

As to refuse to look beyond what we currently, foolishly see

From within pride’s perceived fears

Will we ever not be so sensitive?

As to allow such senseless, heartfelt punishment

To grow, to influence and to last

Will we ever not be so tormented?

As to find such unforgiving conflict, behind welling, absent tears

When will we be honest?

Just be, strong enough, to care, to break

Thus not reliving and endorsing, such cursed habits cast

Oh how we dwell

And now we’ve changed

Oh how we fell

To fate, so prearranged

Oh how we sell

The needs ignored

Though we don’t tell

How much we’re flawed

Oh how we blame and don’t admit

Oh how it’s wrong

Hollow reasons fit

Oh how we dwell and then with it, we just die

Can’t say, “I’m sorry”

Yet don’t know why

We've just dwelt...

But oh, how we dwell!


* Words by Pearldiver *

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The value and significance of scars.

‘Come Tomorrow’

When I shut my eyes and focus on you, you are here

As tiredness seduces welcome slumber, you are here

You know my vulnerability, my hopes and my inner dreams

You know how much I miss you and desire you, it seems

You always come to me when you need to, just to let me know

And constantly remind me why I need, to need you so

And why, when I woke today, I felt you were so near

Oh how I wish these missing times, were not so slow...

Come tomorrow, oh come tomorrow

Perhaps, you will be here…


* Words by Pearldiver *

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- Autumn Life - Copyright © 2012 -Pearldiver Images with all rights reserved.
- Autumn Life - Copyright © 2012 -Pearldiver Images with all rights reserved. | Source

‘From a Leaf’s Perspective’

Sadly, there are those who constantly complain

About things of which they have given little thought.

With complete absence of perspective, in ignorance of life

Negatively altering the composition of perfectly good air

Bleating until others change, or give way to enforced pettiness

How sad, that we are constantly asked to listen to, agree with

And to accept, people clearly more negative than ourselves!

How sad, that their attitudes do not allow them to raise their sights

Or to think, or to see the immense beauty and natural wonders of nature

Or beauty in other life existing; beyond the questionable reach of their noses

How hollow are their decisions made, to cut down deciduous trees

Merely because such trees thoughtlessly, intentionally drop their leaves

Scattered, intrusive leaves, born only to upset well practiced moaners

Those same empty minded, unimaginative, ignorant few who do

Constantly complain, with no understanding of the trees they pursue

Or God’s reasons for and all the obvious purposes of

Autumn leaves, just blowing through…

* Words by Pearldiver *

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Walnut Ships.
Walnut Ships.

Hope...frees the young spirit.

‘Children of War’

Walnut ships make their way to the coast

Toward fate unknown, a courageous, tiny invasion armada

Conveyed anticipation too great, for others to appreciate

In each arrival’s joy, waves of mixed emotions break

Billowing sails and rising tides, bring them ever closer

Ever more relevant to this day, their time in history

We built walnut ships to carry the hopes of each child

Sailing, with the hope that one day, all children will be free

And their childhood dreams will be...

* Words by Pearldiver *

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