This is the second of what I imagine to be several posts in response to the poem “The Wonderer” by Robert William Service. You can read the whole poem here. The first stanza and my first post is here.
Here’s the second stanza:
Then there’s the wonder of my Eyes,
Where hills and houses, seas and skies,
In waves of light converge and pass,
And print themselves as on a glass.
Line, form and color live in me;
I am the Beauty that I see;
Ah! I could write a book of size
About the wonder of my Eyes.
“The wonder of my Eyes.” Being able to see.
The wonder of my mind’s eye. Being able to see more than what is seen by the eye.
Looking. Really seeing. Appreciating the work of light, the wonder of how light works, the color and design that light reveals.
And also imagining something more. Envisioning something, as yet, unseen.
Look around – with your eyes or your mind’s eye. What do you see? Possibility? Hope? Beauty? Love?
I have seven nephews and nieces (below). Each unique and wonderful, seeing the world through their own eyes. Each with his or her own particular personality and primary interests. Each growing and learning and exploring the world. Each beautiful (though the boys may prefer I say handsome). Each loved – and loving – beyond measure.
The eyes have it!
Or, in the picture below, his eyes say it. It’s my favorite selfie with my beloved. I just see love as he looks at me and, since his cancer diagnosis, I am beyond happy he is still around!