Serpentine of hard green sheen Born in hydrothermal’s spleen Where pressured, metamorphosed plate, Converged at boundaries’ Vulcan gate To lay in tumbled disarray Where octopi and dolphin play.
From olivine and pyroxene Derived the crystal serpentine Through Hellfires’ metamorphic fate Now crystalized to Greenstone state.
There lying in the golden light Of mountain stream in tumbled sight Refracting in the morning sun That glint of green since time begun.
M. That glint of green, a jade boulder in the tumbling mirth of a plummeting mountain stream in New Zealands' wild Southwest. Jacksons Bay Fiordland National Park June 2017
A explanation delivered to Karinnjinba of the meaning of this poem.
Convergent plate tectonics cause subterranean layers of mineralization to be exposed in the process of mountain formation. This poem is a celebration of the formation of greenstone through its transitions from from serpentine a glassy green layer situated twixt the continental plate and the mohorovic discontinuity...through exposure to intense heat from nearby magma intrusion and the incredible pressure applied in its upward ****** to the light. The transfer through crystalization, in the heating and cooling of the rock through its passage to its discovery as a water worn boulder in an alpine stream...Greenstone or Jade or Pounamu as the Maori call it....A magnificent, translucent, glassy green rock carved and valued, historically by the maori as cultural taonga and weaponry and valued worldwide as a classic gemstone of metamorphic origin. M.