Friday, May 13, 2011

When You Aren’t Looking


Brilliant colors incorporate
on the black and white background

A childs first mumbling words
recited like a bird’s cawing

Cascading brooks glisten
over cool mountain stones

Loved one glances at you
with eyes that say forever

Just when we aren’t paying attention
glorious and abundant happens.

14 comments:

WyomingDiva said...

Lovely description of how the world goes on, beautifully, when we aren't looking!

Peggy said...

And thank goodness for the gift of good things that go on even when we are not looking.

Ella said...

I love this reminds me of what I mentioned in my Reflection post. The gift of ordinary joy; it is there waiting for us to see it, partake~

Bill said...

Verse 4. I can see my kids eyes and the trust and love. So totally dependent on you when they are babes. Should be a litmus test to have kids. :)

verseinanutshell said...

It is so amazing! The world is exactly like this. My potluck: http://verseinanutshell.wordpress.com/2011/05/16/protect/

Craig Watson said...

Very nice!
My potluck: http://mrwatson215.wordpress.com/2011/05/16/trust-in-me/

honeyhaiku said...

Wise words. We would to well to remember them. Thank you.

Lynne said...

Really a delight to read this, Judy. A real feel-good poem that brightened my day.

poetry-diary.com said...

Last two lines are the summary of everything. I enjoyed this a lot.

Victoria said...

I like the focus on the positive things that happen out of the blue. it is so easy for me to focus on the scary things that come unexpected.

Jingle said...

you know things well.
sharp and lovely piece...

Mary said...

Wonderful use of words and images, Judy.

Jessica Prescott said...

wonderful images. definitely made me smile

Jingle Poetry said...

appreciated your input.
keep sharing.