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I have Seen Nothing

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I have Seen Nothing

I do enjoy butterflies, forests, flowers,
brooks – flying in the sky like white mists,
I do enjoy grass – an endless miracle:
all are so wondrous even because they’re visible!
But is not there also
the invisible kingdom? –
The roots of  a brook entrusted to the earth’s dampness,
seeds of flowers,
the converse side of grass and forest hidden in soil: 
All which are left facing graves only,
What do they look at, what do they enjoy,
what, after all, there happens beyond this earth
as they, all these blessed ones,
do emerge, so beautiful and motley, out from it? 
Would you consider that their beauty
shines out with no bliss?
Is not a man this way, too,
radiating what his soul contains?
I have slid apart, so many a time, that black soil, 
and looked inside…
Alas, the wretched, I have seen nothing.

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  1. Date: 2/23/2013 12:10:00 PM
    Mariam , today's a lovely day, and here you find me reading the feature poems of the week. !!CONGRATULATIONS with your nice verse!! always~ LINDA :-)

  1. Date: 2/22/2013 11:32:00 AM
    The Greek Philosopher Socrates is quoted as saying 'I know nothing, I learn from people'. Your elegant poem says 'I have seen nothing'. Nevertheless, it gives a detailed account of all that is seen. A beautiful poem, Mariam. -Mohammad

  1. Date: 1/28/2013 11:34:00 AM
    Hi Mariam seems you have seen a lot, and shown it in this very good write, welcome to the soup, look forward to reading more in the future, all the best Owen