Tuesday, November 7, 2017
DMC: "Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder" by Robyn Campbell
BEAUTY IS IN THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER
Your eyes see me, and they detect
pain. Search deeper; you will find beauty,
splendor, love, and majesty.
I am a thorn, and I hold a thistle,
I am a thorn, and I house a rose,
I am a thorn, and I am joined with the Great Barrier Reef.
I live on crisp fresh Christmas trees and on sea urchins
called flowers, I am anteaters and spiders.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
What do you behold?
When you look my way remember this,
there is no rose without a thorn.
Now look again, what do you see when you see me?
© 2017 Robyn Campbell. All rights reserved.
Click HERE to read this month's interview with Carol Hinz, Editorial Director of Millbrook Press and Carolrhoda Books, divisions of Lerner Publishing Group. Her challenge this month is to write a poem that finds beauty in something that is not usually considered beautiful.
Post your poems on our November 2017 padlet. While some contributions will be featured as daily ditties this month, all contributions will be included in a wrap-up celebration on Friday, November 24th. One lucky participant will win a copy of The Sun Played Hide-and-Seek: A Personification Story by Brian P. Cleary, illustrated by Carol Crimmins, and published by Millbrook Press earlier this year.
Beautiful, Robyn. I love that you not only found beauty in your poem, but also splendor, love, and majesty.ReplyDelete
Michelle. <3 Thank you, my friend. Coming from you that made me feel so good. It feels good to be writing poetry again.Delete
You've found the one thing we do not think as beautiful, and carried the thought into new ideas, too. I love the way you allowed the thorn to speak.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Linda. I appreciate that. I have always had a fondness for the thorn because of the things that live with it.Delete
"I am a thorn, and I hold a thistle,ReplyDelete
I am a thorn, and I house a rose"
Love those lines!
Thanks, Rebekah. You gave a smile to my heart today.Delete
Wow. Amazing poem.ReplyDelete
Rosi, oh, thank you, thank you. You made me so happy.Delete
such emotion and depth in your poem you make us stop and think about all life around us and how we see itReplyDelete
Jessica, may I never forget your words to me. Thank you so very much!Delete
Michelle, thank you for using my thorn poem. You made me feel so happy. I must remember to read Ditty every time you post. It is the best blog around. xoxoxoxoReplyDelete