A spoonful of pure gold
Needs a roomful of ore:
Dug, crushed, ground,
Reacted, leached, extracted,
Purified with electricity, with fire.
Small wonder the attraction of alchemy:
Gold, pure and perfect,
With no violence of crushing and grinding,
No burning of acid and fire.
Small wonder the plea to the Alchemist
For purity, for perfection;
(without the violence, without the burning)
For a spoonful of soul
~ Roni Burrows, May, 2020; Roni is a Friend living in Tempe, Arizona (IMYM).
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