Posts Tagged With: senses

Arrested by Beauty

Arrested by Beauty

Stopped in my tracks to notice

My senses alive 

To see, to listen, to smell, to touch, to taste

These gifts all around

I am taking beauty personally today

As my beloved and I slowly walk this town

The bald eagle shows off his mighty wing span

The chickadees flitting from one tree to another

With their happy chirps

The autumn leaves in full display calling out:

“Look at me, look at me!”

I brush my fingers through the fragrant lavender

I breathe in the fresh sea air and let the sound

Of waves wash over me

Later the taste of fish tacos caps off our walk

This walking, this paying attention

Calms me, refreshes my spirit, 

Brings me home to my body

Today I am alive, happy and grateful

Categories: Autumn Poems, beauty, Birds, Life, Photography, Poetry, Seasons, Trees | Tags: , , , | 4 Comments

Perception

Perhaps with these mortal eyes

We do not see the full picture

We see only through a dark mirror

We are blessed and limited by our senses

So many limitless sensations

Beyond our capacity to perceive

Perhaps all around us is heaven

As near as our next breath

 

© 2012 Julie Clark

Categories: beauty, borderlands, Faith, God, Life, Poetry | Tags: , , , , , | 2 Comments

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