A Lesson from a Lumenstone


My characters wrote poetry several years before I gave it a serious try. Several pieces of their “works” survived the adaptation that is now The Legends of the Lumenstones. Poetry has become a part of my weekly writing expression and an important part of how I learn and grow. In celebration of the softcover going live for sale at Amazon, I thought I would share a couple of the surviving pieces, both taken from Chapter 7, “The Gat’s Gathering”. The first four lines form a riddle provided by Mattoby the Gat. The rest are lyrics from a song. They are a few of the colorful threads that help form a rich, storytelling tapestry.


Long the night at Dorghorn’s height,
There was a tiny glimmer.
Fortune’s right and great delight,
Held in the hand, did shimmer.*


Did you see my Adrianne?
On the far end of a dream,
Searching for me in the light,
My footsteps vanished in the stream.

Did you see my Adrianne?
Did you hear her cry my name?
All is darkness now and weary.
‘ round my waist there is a chain.

Did you see my Adrianne?
Always wondering where I went.
Lost to shadows, sold to darkness,
This the tomb where I was sent.

Here in the night
of darkest gloom,
We work the mines
of Dobbin’s tomb

Here in the night
of darkest gloom,
We work the mines
of Dobbin’s tomb.

If you see my Adrianne,
Tell her please and not to cry,
I have found the way to exit,
For I must work until I die.

Here in the night
of darkest gloom,
We work the mines
of Dobbin’s tomb.*


(*Taken from Chapter 7, “The Gat’s Gathering”, The Legend of the Lumenstones: The Lightbearer)

words and photo © 2017 Tanya Cliff

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20 thoughts on “A Lesson from a Lumenstone

  1. Very nice! It has just been in the past few years that I have developed an appreciations and love for poetry. From reading to attempting to write….one of my poems is on my blog home page right now. Poetry allows the reader so much room for interpretation! Thank you for sharing your gifts!

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    1. Thank you for sharing!!! The softcover is available on Amazon now. I’ll be getting the next two live this summer. Your support and sharing of these means a lot to me, my friend…Blessings!


      1. It is what I do for those I love and admire. You have qualities that are admirable in a human being. Your talent needs to be shared. When you become a more famous author, I’d like my copies of your work autographed to my son.

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    1. Thank you so much, Jennie! Good for you for sharing poetry with them! What they have to gain from it can inspire them for a lifetime. It is a wonderful light to shine in their lives.

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  2. Congratulations on your book! It takes a lot of courage and perseverance to publish and you did it! I love your author bio and I’m happy to know I have connected with such an inspirational woman who is doing amazing work in my home state! Best of luck😊

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