Blessed Are the Inks of Alchemyby Jeannie E. Roberts
—inspired by a painting of the number eight
Neither prime nor semiprime, though lucky,
you shape the gateway to infinity.
As if the Beatitudes buoy above the crown
embed blessings in the soul star chakra
where subtle energy unlocks the portal
to grace, somewhere between blue
and green, somewhere inside the grains
of sand and sermon, enlightenment
awakens the sleepy ways of humanity
and optics reveal the kingdom, hold clarity
in eights, in the inky alchemy of the artist’s vision.
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"Blessed Are the Inks of Alchemy" appears in Jeannie E. Roberts' newest poetry collection, As If Labyrinth - Pandemic Inspired Poems.
Jeannie E. Roberts lives in Wisconsin, where she writes, draws and paints, and often photographs her natural surroundings. She's authored five poetry collections and two illustrated children's books. Her newest collection, As If Labyrinth - Pandemic Inspired Poems, was released in April 2021 from Kelsay Books. She’s a teacher, an editor of an online literary magazine, and is listed in Poets & Writers. She’s an animal lover, a nature enthusiast, and an equal rights advocate.