It’s Right There

“Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.”


Dear Hole in the Leaf:

We see it,

the beauty that you encircle.

The world on the other end


This is the path to greatness

of nature and space.

This path of wood and gravel

leads us to the universe,

the one of beauty.

The one of green forests, azure oceans, purple mountains and fields of wheat.

This path of modest description

leads us to a world of over seven billion people,

beautiful people,

who build, create, invent, repair, teach, or simply hang out.

This path of twists and turns

leads us to immeasurable wonders,

big and small.

Man-made damns, painted toads, castles and fjords

This path of life

leads us to unseen blessings

and emotional allure

of love and friendship and community

This path leads somewhere

to the beauty that is at our fingertips,

it’s right there,

through your hollow,

if we simply see it.

13 responses to It’s Right There

    • bikerchick57 says:

      Thanks Dan! I took the photo back in July and forgot about it until I came across it today. The words seemed to flow, which doesn’t always happen. Glad you enjoyed the post.

      • Dan Antion says:

        It’s one of this things that remind us of how simple little things can reveal amazing beauty, if we look deep enough.

  1. LB says:

    I’m so impressed by those who can express themselves with poetry. I particularly like that last stanza (stanza, right?).
    If we simply see it. Excellent!

    • bikerchick57 says:

      It’s taken a little practice and patience, Laurie. I found that I can’t force poetry. I have to wait for it to come to me and have time to let the words flow. Thanks for the positive comment!

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