Tuesday, August 17, 2004


A pearl may be dissolved in the juice of a lemon,
An emerald is easily shattered on the ground, even a diamond too
     at times,
Gold can gain or lose in an afternoon,
While silver can be rubbed thin, losing its weight to the cloth, or
     take a tarnish from the sulphur in the air,
That morals are equally mutable, even to melting down and
     making anew, is gratifying.