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Art of the Diver: Portfolio of Dragon Pearls

Updated on May 16, 2013
Dragon Pearls.
Dragon Pearls. | Source

Portfolio... Please... Enjoy

Album # 2 - 'Art of the Diver.'

Art of the Diver:'Portfolio of Dragon Pearls' is the second album in a unique series of original poems, haiku and quotes, written by New Zealand poet Pearldiver. In this mixed album several subjects are covered and are woven into profound words that provide a testament of the range, talent and depth of the poet.

Though each poem in itself may be worthy of it's own individual publication, the author has chosen to provide a collection of interesting pieces complimenting one another and genuinely highlighting the art of the diver, when heart felt words are written from the heart. Also within this album are poems that serve as an allegory, providing more than one perspective on the chosen subject. 'Portfolio' is an album that should be read aloud, to be gain the best context and emotional structure within the poems. Enjoy the dragon's pearls on offer in this uniquely deep album.

Towards the end of the album is Vote Here module. The author would appreciate you choosing the poem that you consider to be the best represented here. Simply click on that choice and tick the box... Voting allows the author to gauge more directly, the tastes and preferred genres of the readers... Thank you for participating.

The special poetry works contained in this album include:

'Casting Pearls' - Dragon Zen about wisdom.

'Forever' - Short poem on long term relationships.

'Losing Friends' - Short poem on why we should spend more time with others.

'Tall Poppies' - Short poem on silencing cynical people.

'Back Yourself in Life' - Why you owe it to yourself to believe in you.

'The Demands of Peace' - Reasons why peace should prevail over war.

'Through a Warrior's Eyes' (Samurai Haiku) - 5 Original Bamboo Haiku.

'The Critic' - Short poem on what it takes for a perfect kiss.

'Within The Sanity of Tears' - A story of tragic consequence behind the pain of abuse.

'This True Sense of Self' - A Fibonacci Poem for men to consider.

'Just Hold Me' - Short poem on the power of arms.

'The Trouble With Boys' - Satirical poem about slow boys and fast girls.

'A Most Perfect Moment' - Short poem about the beauty of nature's interaction.

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

- Casting Pearls -
- Casting Pearls - | Source

‘Casting Pearls’

Be as the Dragon - Think deeply and listen wisely

For there will always be those truly, life-defining moments

Loudly and profoundly crying out, pleading for, only an enduring wisdom

Moments when perhaps, all one has to offer is, the subtle purity of pearls

Greatly grown and gathered, each illustrative of one life’s sacrifice made

Sparingly shared, given only to enhance a worthy moment and thus satisfy the plea

As opposed to lost, wasted, or squandered, on vast expanses of truly foolish perspective

Be as the Dragon - Bravely fill life with your subtle purity and beauty

For the true skill, wisdom and art of the diver will always be reflected, within the luster of those pearls gathered from and cast with, the greatest depth…


* Words by Pearldiver *

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

- Pearls # 15 - 1000 -
- Pearls # 15 - 1000 - | Source


I believe everyone comes to this place, perhaps only in a dream

As if they are searching for something far more

Expanding on, floating in and out of life’s chosen realities

So many seem to seek, that which is beyond

Real time or, the true measurement of one’s life

Searching in all ways, people seem to be, always searching for

Immortality or, a love’s eternal presence, infinitely hoped to see

The longest time, the farthest place, the greatest memory

It doesn’t matter what we search for; it’s about the endless energy

Gained from the passion, the belief and our very quest to be

And in my dream I found out, what my quest means, to me

It’s all about the quality of life and what it takes to be, truly happy

And knowing that the love I have for you

Will always last and therefore be… Forever!


* Words by Pearldiver *

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

- Pearl #12 -
- Pearl #12 - | Source

Losing Friends’

With real friends, there never seems to be enough time, to show how much we care

Enough opportunities or chances, to let our hearts have their say

Though with great ease, we can also remember every friend, no longer here

Lost along the way, never believing that their time would come, that day

And how each time, we may have found it hard, to reach out beyond the trend

By accepting that losing friends should merely be part of life, in the end

Well that doesn’t stop the hurt, or make amends for, the words we didn’t say

And if this once we can allow ourselves to grieve as others do, as others pray

Then perhaps we’ll find a true friend, with whom to share words with, before our day

Or maybe share the final journey in celebration of, our reasons to not pretend

Why we choose to spend less time, with those we love: The real cost of losing friends


* Words by Pearldiver *

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

- Pearl # 11 -
- Pearl # 11 - | Source
Tall Poppies.
Tall Poppies. | Source

‘Tall Poppies’

It’s just a case of having confidence

It’s not my arrogance that you see

Sure you can defame me and criticize my stance

But deep inside you truly know, almost enviously

That for you, having true confidence is, just a fallacy

I don’t believe arrogance is called for, with sincerity

How sad, that confidence requires, all those things

That you, just aren't mature enough, to be….

Get a life of your own to criticize and you will see

How fools senselessly try, to cut down, tall poppies...


* Words by Pearldiver *

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

- Pearl # 3 -
- Pearl # 3 - | Source
- Pearl # 4 -
- Pearl # 4 - | Source
Bayonet Charge.
Bayonet Charge. | Source

‘The Demand of Peace’

The demand of peace, like war, requires vast degrees and reserves of courage

But unlike war, it has the power to set free or dispel wrongful perceptions

It calls for an end to all hostile actions based on human differences and frailties

It demands honesty so brutally delivered, as to force all illogical madness to dissipate in favor of true compassion

It demands a peaceful quiet, to replace the din and haste of war, a tranquility in which the reestablishment of all truth’s innocent nature can be achieved

That time, when more than merely men of war seek real reason, within a logical purpose encompassing what has been, what they have done and seen

And that time when, all new breath is drawn to enable us to learn what it is, to seek within our hearts, the poetry written and to be found there

Within those soulfully profound words once published and stored, perhaps in childhood days, set to teach us, what can be achieved.

And who we really are, when we have the courage to demand peace, to embrace reality and share positive change, to love our fellow man, wholly and unconditionally, as our children once did of us.


* Words by Pearldiver *

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

- Pearl #2 -
- Pearl #2 - | Source
- Edo Protocol -
- Edo Protocol - | Source

Your fate is assured and sealed.

- Dark Window -
- Dark Window - | Source

‘Through a Warrior's Eyes’

(Samurai Haiku)

Angry clouds form

Cold hail thrown at my path

I see my enemy…

Snow brings purity

To honor a foolish head

Red icicles weep...

Cool breezes caress

Hazy summer days together

I see my friends…

Mornings by the sea

In tides constant rise and fall

I see my lover…

Spring buds forming

Fragrances borne only by rain

I see life’s reason…

* Original Bamboo Haiku by Pearldiver *

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

- Pearl # 8 -
- Pearl # 8 - | Source

The Critic’

Ah yes, a superb presentation and balance

I tasted the slightest hint of blackberry and star anise

There expertly hidden, within the texture of the pear

Subtly enhanced by an opposing tartness, in your glaze

Long and delicately lingering, as only sweet aniseed can

When confronted by such passion on display

How could I not enjoy, such a labor of love so dear?

How you excel in every respect, far beyond any peer

How could I not fall madly, hopelessly in love?

When confronted by such a passionate entrée

Of your lips and your exquisite, lingering taste

Nothing could surpass this perfect kiss…

* Words by Pearldiver *

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

- Pearl # 7 -
- Pearl # 7 - | Source

‘Within the Sanity of Tears’

I cried a tear for self love found again

I cried a tear in pain

I cried a tear for art and its relevance

And for those unjustly blamed

I cried a tear for helplessness felt

I cried a tear in pain

I cried a tear for all young guinea pigs

More than humiliated, they tortured us again

And I cried because my ability to stop, was gone

Left with no shelter from that rain

Oh they tried so hard, to break our minds and spirits though

I refused to gave in, to all the pain

I cried a tear, for ambitions swept away again

I cried a tear in pain

I cried a tear for a stolen child in me

And cursed your callous mind, clearly insane

And I cried a tear for peace regained

I cried a tear in pain

I cried a tear for trust, and jagged, consequence

But fragmented memories, always remained

Yet I shed not a single tear, the last time I saw you

Still struggling, with your lies and your insecure fears

I just couldn’t bring myself, to forgive you, as you are, so insincere

Damn your betrayal and the fate of wasted, hollow years

It's so ironic, that you never found, who you really are, or could be

So you sabotaged, the one with love's greatest ability; the one loving you most

And as you failed, to find yourself, he found himself there, within your pain

Don't you just hate it, when conscience comes, to taunt you again

With the innocence, of a child's face, upon the vision of his ghost

If only honesty had prevailed, no tears would have needed to be shed

But you chose instead, to destroy that love, with bitterness always near

Oh how often, we are lost and found, within the salty, sanity of tears

Oh how you, tried so hard, to break my young, loyal spirit and yet

I still want to say phuck you though! But we both know, who won the bet

and with it, found myself again, unlike you...

Within the strength it took, to not give in to all the pain

and your lies, and your cowardly denial of, those insecure fears!

I still remember when, I cried a tear for self love restored

And cried so many more in anguish, from the pain

And I have cried, many tears as I tried, dispelling all contempt, held for you

And now within the salty, sanity of tears, I just sigh, and I pity you again!


* A Tribute to the Lost, by Pearldiver *

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

- Self - Man's Potential - Copyright © 2012 Pearldiver Poetry with all rights reserved.
- Self - Man's Potential - Copyright © 2012 Pearldiver Poetry with all rights reserved. | Source
- Pearl # 6 -
- Pearl # 6 - | Source
Just Holding My Frog.
Just Holding My Frog. | Source
- Pearl # 14 -
- Pearl # 14 -

‘Just Hold Me’

In one selfless act of Love

Oh what great powers exist and are given so freely

Within your arms and the duration of a hug

Changing everything to perfect

Removing all that ails, one’s soul

Your hug envelops the world, forcefully stating

“It’s alright you know... it’s alright to be, as you are”

“Just take what love you need... to be whole!”


* Essential Poetry by Pearldiver *

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

- Pearl # 5 -
- Pearl # 5 - | Source

There's nothing clear about boys.

‘The Trouble with Boys’

The trouble with boys, some mothers say

Is that they only want, one thing

Well yes, to some degree that could be true

But most guys say, it’s not wanting to, buy the ring

Guys find it really frustrating they say

That so many mothers have said

“Believe me, boys only want one thing

Now girl - get that through your head!”

The right girls are hard to find, slow boys say

It’s hard to convert them, from such facts of life

Yet nobody bothered to ask, exactly what boys wanted

If they’re simply not seeking a wife

The trouble with girls, it’s been decided

Is that they never say, exactly what they need

Boys wish that their own mothers would explain

Exactly why, girls seem such a difficult breed

Imagine if they could realize how special love is

They might even understand girls and their parts

They may even try, so much harder to satisfy

And just imagine, if they never broke girl’s hearts

The trouble with boys, most smart girls say

Is that it takes far more, than just one thing

To get their boy to know the exact moment when

To say, “I love you” and to show it with that ring…

* Words by Pearldiver *

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

- Pearl # 9 -
- Pearl # 9 - | Source
A most perfect moment
A most perfect moment | Source

‘A Most Perfect Moment’

Just floating, summer’s first monarch butterfly

Across this valley of thoughts, blatant floral desires

Open paper like wings, purposefully caressing the air

Her passion for flying, displayed in each banking turn

Wild flowers below stand up and seductively beckon her there

Come drink and talk to me, of the wonders you have seen

I have the sweetest nectar and see in you, the greatest need

Share the most perfect moments, you’ve ever hoped, could be

Come, lie and rest awhile, share your summer dreams with me

And we'll be friends all summer, if only you'll agree....


* Essential Poetry by Pearldiver *

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

- Pearl # 1 -
- Pearl # 1 - | Source

Please VOTE Here for the poem that you liked most.

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- Drowning -
- Drowning - | Source

Please: A Moment TO VOTE.

I hope you enjoyed this portfolio of pearls. If so, please do take a moment to choose which piece you liked most and enter your vote for that poem on the right. Thank you for taking the time to read this album of essential, original poetry, by Pearldiver. Remember, all contents within this album are subject to Copyright, with all rights reserved.

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