Well Versed Gems

Stones found in Southland, New Zealand. Then polished. Myriad of splendid colours and patterns. Beauty. Appreciation.. a special gift from one Southlander to another. Collecter to poet.

Sixteen polished stones.

Chosen with care and matched with verse. The poet is Kay McKenzie Cooke, the verse selected from her book Born to a Red-Headed Woman.

“It was interesting how much colours are used in your poems. And the colours often carry the emotional dimensions which are deep.” – TumbleStoneBlog

You can view the polished stones and verses at:

16 Gems – Stones for Poetry     –TumbleStoneBlog

Small crop from the opening image


Kay McKenzie Cooke blogs at:   CUTTINGS

Posted by Liz; Exploring Colour (2019)

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  1. Spouse and I often used to prowl ‘Gemstone Beach’ at Orepuki, but the pickings are pretty slim these days. Possibly too many growlers and prowlers looting the place. The Council should never have flagged it as ‘Gemstone’ beach—barbed wire and minefields might be better …

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      1. Be very careful of the tides if you amble along the beach. Only once I had to come back via the top of the cliffs, and they are eroding furiously.

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  2. Reminds me of cards with mounted gemstones that my Mum used to have when I was a kid. I think they were to help identify them – used to intrigue me then. The ‘Misty’ stone is like a necklace I have now. 🙂

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