Life is beautiful

Whatsoever is beautiful is life

Transformation is seeing the beautiful

In the mundane

I love eagles soaring

Hawks seeking

Falcons diving

All of these are majestic and powerful

All would agree to their beauty in the skies

Yet today the raven

Drifting in the wind

Falling, dancing, flying

In all of its blackness

In all of its common ways

It is beautiful

I would have missed it if I had been seeking otherwise

The beauty I see, this magnifies

By billions fold

I’m not sure I can handle all of that

And I’m not quite sure I’m supposed to

Life is beautiful.


5 Comments Add yours

  1. Life is so simple and beautiful and such a wonderful poem. Beautiful.

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  2. Thank you so much! 😊😊😊


  3. A beautiful piece as usual, I particularly like the description: falling, dancing, flying … and the unusual photograph that inspired it.

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    1. Thanks Steve. That was the only photograph of a raven I had. I took it in Yosemite several months ago, just on a whim. I never realized I would need it one day for a poem, but I’m glad I had it. 🙂

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      1. My pleasure, Duane. Handy to have a collection of photographs.

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