Friday, May 20, 2016

Poetry Friday -- Hidden Miracles




Jack in the Pulpit:
unrecognized miracle
pokes up amongst ferns

©Mary Lee Hahn, 2016



How many miracles do we walk by every day, not acknowledging them or perhaps not even recognizing them?

May you go through your day today with wide open eyes. What miracles might you witness?

Margaret has the Poetry Friday roundup this week at Reflections on the Teche.






And if you're curious, here's what the Jack in the Pulpit will look like in a couple of days (photo from last year):



19 comments:

  1. I'm always so excited when I find one of these! Thanks for the reminder to keep my eyes open to the wonders of the world. I'm always rewarded when I do.

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  2. Mary Lee, I love the way this plant looks. I wonder if I can grow that in my garden. I will ask my gardener. I hope you will offer this photo/poem for Spring's Seeds Gallery. I captured it if you say yes.

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  3. Miracles abound! Poetry is a practice that allows us to notice. Thanks for your words and the pic. xo

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  4. Interesting to discuss opening our eyes to witness and recognize here after Michelle just noted "We must be the pupil that swells in the coming darkness" from a poem I shared. Let's all take in more light!

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  5. Yes, so important to take the time to look and really see. As Irene noted, the practice of poetry requires keen observational skills.

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  6. Happy Friday everyone!

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  7. I loved this: "unrecognized miracle"...so true, Mary Lee. It's worth taking the time to recognize what nature gives us so freely.

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  8. Mary Lee, the world is a wonderful place. I hope to see a Jack myself this year. :-)

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  9. Those miracles are popping up all over the place, Mary Lee, glad to see!

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  10. Wander a lot, eyes open, pen and paper handy...and maybe a camera, too - way to be a writer!

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  11. We miss so many miracles daily. So glad you captured this one today.

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  12. I agree with Irene about the practice of poetry and the noticing. I am imagining you waiting for Jack to emerge each year. Another marker...

    And what a cool plant. Those crimson seeds in the fall are terrific, too.

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  13. I've never heard of a Jack in the Pulpit - thought that was you making it up... until I had a little google. :) Eyes wide open in wonder.

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  14. Oh yes! Thanks for the wisdom and the example. It really is a matter of keeping one's eyes open.

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  15. Einstein said, “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.

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  16. I love this, Mary Lee. And it's so true! I have been working on my Author's Note for a picture book, and my current draft has "miracles" and "notice" and lots of other words that connect with what you've written here.

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  17. Perfect reminder for me today, Mary Lee, as I've really been trying to focus more on noticing. Too much distracting chatter; too many in-your-face ferns. :)

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  18. Jack in the pulpit is a spring favorite--I'm always happy to find them in their hiding places. Happy spring!

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  19. I don't believe I've ever seen one, but it's not for lack of attention or vision! Thanks for the poem and the photos so that I know what to look for.

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