I’m above the tall lily stalks
With the delicate orange tubes-
That were bursting with nectar,
Reaching hungerly for the sun.
A heavy cement turtle guards them,
As a mother reads to a child…
In plastic perfection,
While a rock rabbit is heavy, yet alert.
White roses fill the empty space
Spilling their fragrance carelessly.
A lone bee, that is far from ordinary
Is nestled in this scene.
I pause to take it all in…
Expecting the gentle hum of the bee
But, instead I am greeted in song…
Carried by a beautiful feminine voice.
It’s like nothing I’ve heard before.
Puzzled, I look for the source and find it–
Not a radio or TV– but a simple bee.
Alone in my awe, I shake my head at this curiosity
Had the song always been there I pondered–
Buried under work, chores, and life? I was baffled.
Had I experienced a miracle? Yes! I realized…yes!
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Embrace your inner child with some poetry, D.L. Finn
20 thoughts on “Awe–a poem”
Super poem, Denese.I liked the idea of a cement turtle.
Thank you, John! The turtle is a favorite around here:)
We used to have a lady who eventually deterorited to the point we had to let her go. I love yard objects d’art.
It is hard to let some of garden friends go. I had to do that with a Japanese house I had. I keep adding to our outside collection:)
Gives a new name to hoarding.
Your thoughts are lovely, dear Denise! ♥
I’m glad you liked it, Billy:) Thanks!
What a wonderful poem, D! So vivid I could picture the garden. And bees–I so love watching bees work. Have a wonderful week!
Thanks, Julie. It is wonderful to stop and watch nature at work like that!
What a beautiful depiction of the overlooked miracles of our lives.
Thank you Staci! They are all around if we look…;)
It’s amazing what we become aware of when we take the time to pause and really soak everything in.
Fabulous poem, Denise!
It is, Mae! We just have to remember to pause for the moment and let it come to us:) Thank you!
Love it, Denise! 🙂 Sharing…
Thank you, Bette! I appreciate that:)
I love this, Denise! The imagery is amazing. Nature’s beauty divine. Thanks so much for sharing another gem. 🙂
Thank you, Natalie! Nature is so inspiring…all that is required is being there:) Glad to hear you liked it!
I love the poem about one of my favorite things of nature: flowers. A beautiful photo as well.
I love when the flowers bloom:) Thanks that picture came from a beautiful day at some local gardens.