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The Literary Groong - 08/28/2010

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	By Michael E. Stone

	Metals and gems focus power
	Gold -- red, yellow and white,
	amber's eye, alabaster,
	turquoise from mines in Sinai,
	black smoky obsidian
	from volcano's hearts.
	Blue saphires; and
	black opals bring bad luck.

Michael Stone is Professor of Armenian Studies at the Hebrew
University of Jerusalem. He has published poetry in Ararat, Avocet,
Byline Magazine, Hazmat Review, King Log, Mandrake Poetry Review,
Ruah, White Heron, ARC, and Voices Anthology. He also translates
medieval Armenian poetry into English and has published translations
in Ararat, Sion and St. Nersess Theological Review.

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