Ignored–dVerse Open Link Night



“The drop is a small ocean.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

They walk by,
enveloped in concern,
oblivious to oceans of beauty
that surround them—

• undulating water in the stream caressing the rocky earth beneath
• a tiny leaf unfurling her greenness on a distant branch
• mockingbird chortling joy upon his treetop perch
• little mouse, concealed beneath hosta’s broad umbrella
• droplets of dew flashing seductive rainbows from every blade of grass
• and me.

I was the first to open,
now one among the many,
lost in a swath of golden beauty.
I offer my delight
only to go unseen.

I have been, for the most part, unable to be a part of dVerse for a while. Back toward the end of March, Mish invited us to write a poem from the point of view of nature. In a feeble effort to play catch up, this is mine, posted for OLN.

World Bank Photo Collection–labeled for non-commercial reuse.

18 thoughts on “Ignored–dVerse Open Link Night

  1. hypercryptical says:

    How true that we miss much of the beauty of nature, absorbed we are in our human things. We miss so much in each other too…
    Anna :o]


  2. Sabio Lantz says:

    Funny, I did not know this was from Nature’s point of view and saw it as you. As if you were walking through a field, watching it wake and showing deep beauty in the smallest of worlds, and that you too were such an obvious phenomena. I enjoyed both versions


  3. Not feeble. Not an attempt. This is mindful observation pure and true.


  4. beautiful…so true…loved the bullet list…lovely!


  5. MarinaSofia says:

    Alas, we do so often walk on by without noticing the shyer, less flashy types of beauty. I think it’s described with gentle panache, if there is such a thing (and if not, there should be!)


  6. I love the structure of this poem and your use of bullet points shows nature’s voice converging in order to be heard and seen. The more aware I am of all the amazing gifts nature has to offer the more I realise that there is still to discover. Your final stanza is such a gem and it is so lovely to see you on the trail again ☺💖 xxx


  7. Sue says:

    Certainly not weak, Victoria….


  8. sanaarizvi says:

    This is incredibly beautiful, Victoria 😀 especially adore; “I was the first to open,now one among the many, lost in a swath of golden beauty. I offer my delight only to go unseen.”❤️


  9. kim881 says:

    It’s wonderful to have you back at the bar, Victoria! I like the structure of this poem very much – it’s not often poets use bullet points and they make the list at the heart of the poem stand out..You are not unseen to us.


  10. thotpurge says:

    Yes, we are sometimes so wrapped up in ourselves that we fail to see the beauty all around us.


  11. frankhubeny says:

    I miss seeing so much that is around me when I am on my walks, and when I’m not, even when I am trying to be more aware. Hopefully that flower attracted the bees.


  12. Waltermarks says:

    How true, Victoria. Nature’s beauty all around us. We are so absorbed, a rainbow of life goes unnoticed


  13. ladynyo says:

    How is this weak, Victoria? It is sublime. The strength lies in observation.


  14. kanzensakura says:

    I love these golden ubiquitous blooms. Everywhere! I love them. I have finally managef to get them started in our yard. Lovely poem.


  15. I really enjoy the last two lines of this poem.


  16. Grace says:

    I try to marvel all of nature’s gifts -specially the smallest one ~

    Good to have you back in the poetry trail Victoria ~


  17. therisa says:

    Victoria, there’s nothing feeble, about this gorgeous poem. I understand, we all have our moments, which we need solitude, to heal ourselves. In my case, it’s more pronounce, during my bouts of depression.

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