Blog Challenge, Writing Journey

Different Eyes

Welcome to Day 22 of #30PostsHathSept. [PLEASE READ all my other challenge posts HERE.] I hope you enjoy this post!


Today my daily blog challenge piece is something completely different. As fall begins, I wanted to share a photograph I had taken one morning last year when the dew sat heavy after a cool night. The deeply forested area behind our home was completely blanketed by many hundreds of spider webs that until that morning were completely invisible to the eye. It was as if a secret suddenly revealed itself. The water vapor in dew had condensed on each thread, reflecting light like a lens. The result was mesmerizing. I just had to try to write a poem about it. As I walked among the webs carefully with my family, I felt truly humbled by nature. It is important to observe the world and see it in fresh and different ways.

“And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.” ― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

My poetic interpretation of the featured image at the top of this post:

Different Eyes

The sun creeps westward, hanging low in the skies,
Tired after a long summer.

With little warning, the trees start to undress.
And I find myself grabbing my coat.

The crisp air catches, curling leaves and my breath,
As shadows hide from the moonrise.

Not to be outdone, the forest arms stretch upward,
Reaching earnestly for the stars.

The sun, the moon, the wind, and trees.
But isn’t it always the little things?

At the break of dawn! Elf-knit gossamer threads,
Transformed as spider tapestry.

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