A visit to the ophthalmologist today prompted the thoughts for these poems. With my eyes dilated and peeking out from behind my sunglasses, the colors of the green leaves unfurling on every bush and tree was a delight to see, especially with my eyes wide open.
I love perennials. Plant them once and every year they come back to surprise me. No one tells them when to start blooming – the instructions are coded in the tiny seeds we sow. Would that we could sow other seeds – of kindness, of appreciation, of consideration and love and have them perennially bloom within us. Now that would be a sight to see!
Keep Your Eyes Open
a visit to the ophthalmologist
always an eye-opening experience
especially in early spring,
my eyes wide open to the view
and every shade there is in between
blue green needles adorn the tall pines
and yellow green bushes arranged in a line
remind me to keep my eyes open to see
the beauty of nature surrounding me
the promise of life’s renewal each spring
and the joy and delight this season can bring!
We sow seeds carefully each spring
and look for the delights they bring
perennials will bloom again
a precious visit from a friend
If only we could sow the seeds
of kindness , love and understanding
appreciation, concern and care,
into people everywhere,
what a change this world would see –
and be renewed – perennially!