Saturday, May 30, 2015

When Was the Last Time You Felt Awe?

by Rachel Hoyt

Along the way
wonder can stray,
end up on glassy ponds.

Amazing things
whip off of wings,
end up inside bird songs.

A night pitch dark
warms with one spark,
each light a sparkling hook.

Always around,
we seek, it's found,
each time we stop to look.

Copyright © 2015 Rachel Hoyt. All rights reserved.

This poem was inspired by an article on Jezebel about the importance of experiencing awe. Recent studies have shown it can make you a nicer person.

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  1. The amazement of the quality of light and sight after cataract surgery removes all accumulated veils. Wish it were available to the whole world!

    1. That does sound like an eye-opening experience! (pun intended)

  2. Truly, wonder is all around us. We need only to look.
    Your words have captured that eloquently.
    Nice job!


Rhyming or not, I would like a lot to hear the thoughts my words brought...