Fay Vietmeier in Professions, Workers, Careers, Directors and Executives, Students Consultant-Customer Advocate-Energy Broker • Aletheia Energy LLC May 29, 2020 · 2 min read · 4.8K

“Searching for pearls among rings”

“Searching for pearls among rings”


“Searching for pearls among rings”

Such a search ... may require wings

Adventure that is meant for kings

Not all rings have earthly strings


“One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, 

One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them.” 

J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring


Some rings are vast and not all rings are fair

They’re not always seen ... but are everywhere


Symbols of control, authority and power

As devotion, fidelity & deity ... they tower

There are rings of influence ...

That may be worn with pretense

And come with great expense

There are rings of experience ...

That may express human needs

Yet often provide unexpected leads


Rings are circles ... some are concentric

Rings in our minds ... they may be eccentric


There are rings on our fingers and rings in our nose

These express ancient values: proposed, supposed & exposed


There are rings on trees that mark annual growth

Affirming strength from nature, an unspoken oath

Did you know pulp is tightly bound to winter rings

And life issues forth ... when spring starts to sing


There are rings on bees ... that’s the part that stings ;~)


There are rings on pearls filled with circles & swirls

Inside the oyster the pearl dances & whirls ... color unfurls



There are rings in the atmospheres

Filled with majesty & mystery ... new frontiers


The Pacific is encircled by volcanoes ... a zone called the “ring of fire”

With bulimic eruption can spew melted rock & ash leaving devastation dire


Vortices are omnipresent in our oceans ... ever spreading mirth

Giving laughter in eddies & rings ... as currents on the earth

Cold core rings form scientifically to the south of the warm Gulf Stream

Rings of diamond & sapphire, lost in deep waters may be found in our dreams ;~)


Saturn has icy rings embedded with moons

A FAR-out place ... where particles commune

Divinely positioned to protect our gem planet

This giant in the Milky Way guards earth from threat

Complex shepherding effects ... in fractal rings

This complex design is shared by human beings


When the Moon covers the Sun, it creates an eclipse, for all to admire

Framing the Moon with a “ring of fire” ... as stars sing in the solar choir ;~)


There are rings in the heavens and rings on the earth

Rings that exceed understanding of very great worth

Rings that carry life and rings that signify birth


*“From the day we arrive on the planet
And blinking, step into the sun
There's more to be seen than can ever be seen
More to do than can ever be done

Some of us fall by the wayside
And some of us soar to the stars
And some of us sail through our troubles
And some have to live with the scars

There's far too much to take in here
More to find than can ever be found.”*

LIFE is a circle ... of rings that will forever resound

~ Fay Vietmeier


May 29th 2020

Note on pearls:

Metaphorically: Wisdom is what makes a pearl. Wisdom, like pearls are precious and of great value.

Wisdom will help you find "pearls" in many places. Even rings.

“According to history and myths: pearls are symbolic of wisdom gained through experience. The gems are believed to offer protection, as well as attract good luck and wealth. It is also said that these little gemstones are symbolic of the wearer's loyalty, generosity, integrity, and purity.”

“Get wisdom, gain understanding;
do not forget my words or turn away from them.
Do not forsake wisdom, and she will protect you;
love her, and she will watch over you.
The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom.
Though it cost all you have, get understanding.
Cherish her, and she will exalt you;
embrace her, and she will honor you.
She will give you a garland to grace your head
and present you with a glorious crown.” ~ Proverbs 4

Giving honor where honor is due.

*John Elton “Circle of Life”

The idea for this poem “search for pearls among rings” began here:

Comments from @Ali and @Harvey @John @Zacharias ... sparked lines ;~)

https://www.bebee.com/producer/@ali-anani/rings-of-experience


Special thanks to Debasish Majumder for reminding me of the “rings of fire” ... I added 4 lines for you ;~)


“In His Light” … I write ;~)

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A glimpse of the “Bee” called “me” ;~)

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Fay Vietmeier Jun 6, 2020 · #50

#49 @Roberto De la Cruz Utria

The unfolding of returning to life before COVID-19 is very different from community to community (at least that's me observation)
Each day I thank God for a new day of life and good health
I claim that place of safety beneath His everlasting arms ... grateful that "His reach is never short & His Word is never void"
I remember each person/family that is in the circle of my life
And ask the Lord to protect them ... my prayers include my "bee-friends" ... which includes you ;~)
Every day is a gift
Every breath is a gift

Be well with all your being ;~) Roberto

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Roberto De la Cruz Utria Jun 6, 2020 · #49

Thank you very much @Fay Vietmeier, all is fine, just with some anxiety about the limitations of the precautions for C-19, keep you producing your exquisite honey, and you take great care.

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Fay Vietmeier Jun 5, 2020 · #48

#47 @Roberto De la Cruz Utria
I hope you are well ...
My thanks Roberto for reading & finding "pearls"
Your comments are always an encouragement to this bee ...
"inspiring" is wind beneath my wings ;~)

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Roberto De la Cruz Utria Jun 5, 2020 · #47

Inspiring and metaphorical poem @Fay Vietmeier, in truth the intellect characterizes us as human beings and therefore wisdom seems to me a virtue that differentiates an individual from many, enlightening and powerful powerful ideas could emanate from circles of wisdom, as in pearls attached in necklaces, when they acquire greater value, as far as this buzz refers.

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Fay Vietmeier Jun 4, 2020 · #46

@Kevin Baker
Human beings are ever moving. We are dynamic ... or NOT.

How others perceive us ... may or may not be true
How we perceive ourselves ... may or may not be true

Our thoughts-words-actions-habits-character ... DO reveal some of who we are
And as you point out can be ever-changing

It is possible to be imprisoned by the thinking of others but only if we allow this (this can occur knowingly or unknowingly)
"Now one can diminish you ... make you feel inferior without your permission" ~ Eleanor Roosevelt
This would be a binding of sorts ... NOT a circle to stay in ... or a ring of experience to perpetuate

Be careful ...
Guard your heart
Guard your mind
Guard your time

I'm in "bee famous pearl-holder" I have a draft I'm working on that will elaborate on part of this thought

https://www.bebee.com/producer/@fay-vietmeier-pennsylvania/the-pearl-holder-and-the-field-of-bees

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Kevin Baker Jun 3, 2020 · #44

#36 rings that bind may not be a circle

We say we are such and such a conviction , and other people hear, digest, accept or reject
But others will expect you to be this conviction for ever, which is impossible
I'm a different person with every passing moment and what I perceived to be true before I am no longer.
We are bound through others to be only what they misprison us with, bind us and its not a circle.

@Fay Vietmeier

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Fay Vietmeier Jun 2, 2020 · #43

#41 @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
You warm my heart with your encouragement Franci
"Beautiful ... lovely & inspiring" ... tucked in my heart
Deep thanks ... I love your poetry in equal measure ;~)

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