Eyes Open Wide

Written for:  Poets and Storytellers United
Weekly Scribblings #82:  "War is over! If you want it"
(Posted by Magaly)

Write a poem using the quote as inspiration.

Life can be a joy
if you notice small things–
a pond filled with koi,
the aroma of Spring.

The eyes of a pet–
deep pools of love
and licks, if you let.
Morning may bring a cooing dove.

A field of wildflowers
multi-colored, grown tall.
Soft summer showers,
baby learning to crawl.

Open your eyes,
take in the view.
Let yourself be surprised
at what surrounds you.



About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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9 Responses to Eyes Open Wide

  1. Indeed there is much peace and joy to be found in these small things.


  2. Cressida says:

    Yes,,,lovely poem


  3. Helen Dehner says:

    Each day I make it a point to find something that makes me feel happy ….. if only that was a priority for the disenchanted. Love your poem, Sara.

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  4. Jim says:

    Little kids are sooo much like the one in your poem. They see small and easily find the joyful things, adults thinking big tend to look right over those. I like the rhyme too.


  5. Kestril Trueseeker says:

    I got to observe a pond filled with koi the other day. It was a lovely experience, until the mosquitoes caught up with me. Still, it’s always worth it to take time to notice the beautiful things–just bring bug repellant too.


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