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The Jade Lake - a nature spirit's point of view

Updated on December 21, 2012

Artwork by Violet Flame

Vera Lin, Secret Cave, 2001 [Acrylic on board], Auckland, NZ.
Vera Lin, Secret Cave, 2001 [Acrylic on board], Auckland, NZ.

The jade lake is shimmering with the warm after effect of the sun

lazily it stretches even more fully into the curves of the rocky land that hugs it

it has been a good day

earlier, some humans were here

they dipped into the warm clear water and had a jolly time

Jade could feel the buzzing electric coming off some of them

particularly from one of the males towards one of the females

she didn't know it until the jade lake helped

Jade swirled and twirled

wrapping all the loving energy around them without losing even a tiny bit

until the water around them were literally sparkling with the intensity

that's when the female's eyes lit up and truly saw the shy and quiet man as if for the first time

such a thing as old Jade loves to bear witness to

it tickles him

and his inaudible giggles reverberates around the valley

bouncing off the surrounding hills and sends shivers to the numerous trees' spines

flocks of birds took to the sky chirping with excitement

as if the trees had set them off like party crackers


of another of the humans the jade lake took extra care

she was sad and merely sat by the bank

her long black hair swayed along her thin face

yet through the shallow water dancing around her feet

Jade knew all about her

about how her heart was broken and how it was slow to mend

about her disappointments and also about her dreams

she was a curious creature this young female

Jade knew despite all her self-doubt

she was a lioness in spirit and goddess in disguise

even the animals sensed her presence and sent a butterfly to take a closer look

"Had she only known what she would become in a few years when her time comes!" mused the jade lake,

"yet one must not interfere with the natural course of things."

With all of his best wishes Jade sent her hope

he wrapped a gentle web of love and peace around her
and saw her smiled

her eyes brightened and reflected the twinkles of the shining lake

she greeted the butterfly with a child's laughter

thus all is well

sighs the jade lake happily

and snuggles up to the rocky bank for a little sleep

his watery magic lightly licking the earthly edge

like little tingling of


© 2012 Vera Lin

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      Bill Blackburn 

      5 years ago from Twentynine Palms, California

      Thanks Violet Flame... You go as crazy as you like, and probably what you'll discover is that's when you're most creative. If you write from your heart and don't work to please anyone but yourself... You'll never go wrong! Look at you... you're already a very talented writer and artist... If you get too crazy maybe the world won't be able to handle you... but that's not your problem... you were born to create, and you're damn good at it! Ta Ta

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      Violet Flame 

      5 years ago from Auckland, NZ

      Hi bill, thank you so very much for your wonderful and generous comment! I am so glad you like this little piece of writing. Despite the minimum audience, I love it with all my heart. I would come back to read it as a little treat every now and again, like a little secret adventure into a magic land. It baffles me that not more people like it, ha ha ha ( you know what i mean!)....I guess it's a bit like this: I love black olives. And when I meet people who dislike black olives, I honestly feel that they must be daft in the head. But maybe I am the one who is daft. I have actually refrained myself from this type of writing because I feel discouraged. Now I have you as an audience, I will write more "strange" tales!!! I am afraid a lot of my other writing aren't as interesting as this one ( I was trying to be "normal")....LOL

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      Violet Flame 

      5 years ago from Auckland, NZ

      Dear chipster100 thank you for your lovely comment and support! We are indeed all Nature's children and I would love to see more awareness among the humans! Nature is always alive and ingenious yet the majority of humans regard nature as mere objects. How can we "pride ourselves with our intellect" yet not be aware of something that's always aware?

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      Bill Blackburn 

      5 years ago from Twentynine Palms, California

      Violet I like your writing, but I love the way you think and that's far more important than anything else. We acquire skills over time but it's rare indeed to find someone that is deep down gifted... and you are! Not only with words but your art work is also fantastic! I'm sure I will enjoy reading all of your hubs, and I will... You were right; I can and do appreciate a good toe tickling adventure and I see divine gift written all over your work! Thank you! XOXOXOXOXO

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      5 years ago from Auckland, New Zealand

      It's a very direct message yet you incorporated it with words to make it sound alluring and mysterious. Like we are all nature's childrens, nature knows all of the plans set out for us and that we are all beautiful creatures :)

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      Violet Flame 

      8 years ago from Auckland, NZ


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      Violet Flame 

      8 years ago from Auckland, NZ

      A big THANK YOU to Immartin and ethel for reading and commenting on my hub. "Baffling" and "strange", it really tickles me because there I was thinking it is one of my more "normal" piece of writing. Ha ha ha.... It just shows that each of us has a very unique perspective on life, and what's normal for one person might not necessarily be the same for another. Also, English is my second language, and to my chagrin, I am still no where near mastering its proper usage and expression. But please don't hold back. Feel free to tell me exactly what you think. That's how one learn. Besides, I am finding this whole hubpages exercise very very exciting! I'm loving it! (and no, I don't mean MacDonald.)

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      Ethel Smith 

      8 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

      The artwork is fab. The words are haunting but a little strange

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      8 years ago from Alberta and Florida

      Interesting and somewhat baffling. I'll have to come back and read it again, after I've had time to think on it.

      Love the artwork. You're obviously a multi-talented person.


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