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Open Your Eyes

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Open Your Eyes

Deep in the woods lay a pile of leaves
all russet colours glinting and shining
flapping gently in the breeze like sleeves
what is there at the bottom in hiding? 

I stir the pile and watch the scurrying
woodlice, beetles , a little crawly thing
a scary brown snake slithers off hissing
frighten off his meal of a tiny hatch-ling

And hidden secrets are where ever we look
turn over any stone and a host   appear
what we find can depend on our outlook
if your mind's cloudy, it will be unclear

Open your eyes  and see all the beauty
welcome in the visions of magic gladly

written 06/02/2013

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  1. Date: 5/16/2014 10:54:00 PM
    Shadow This write is full of wonder, beauty, scenery and truth. If we just look with our minds and hearts, not just our eyes, we will see wonder everywhere. Thank you for the great comment on my Sunlight poem.

  1. Date: 8/8/2013 6:16:00 PM
    Great perspective line 12 I think you want [mind's//as in mind is] Congrad's on your win, Light & Love

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 8/9/2013 4:22:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    well spotted Debbie ty Shadow x smiles
  1. Date: 8/8/2013 6:58:00 AM
    I felt the beauty Shadow. Congrats

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 8/8/2013 7:36:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    that's good Richard to enthrall and inspire has to be our goal lol Shadow x smiles
  1. Date: 8/7/2013 9:53:00 PM
    ohhh, i dig this and you, shadow... congrats with huggs!..:)

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 8/8/2013 7:37:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Tnx Nette glad you dig it hugs back Shadow x smiles
  1. Date: 8/7/2013 7:27:00 PM
    congrats on yoir win Shadow

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 8/8/2013 7:38:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hi Joseph I see you have been doing well too congrats and ty Shadow x smiles
  1. Date: 8/7/2013 2:15:00 PM
    A lovely poem that is, so worthy of a win. What a pitty that most turn a blind eye to nature, so the planet slowly dies. thanks for the read...Shadow...Peter

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 8/7/2013 4:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    ty Peter as you have gathered I love nature Ty for reading shadow x smiles
  1. Date: 8/7/2013 9:40:00 AM
    This is true beauty of nature in every way! I love it !!

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 8/7/2013 10:04:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    ty Carrie you too are a nature lover Shadow x smiles
  1. Date: 8/7/2013 9:34:00 AM
    Good morning Shadow, , Congratulations! :-) :-) thank you for making my day a nice one... When you have time enjoy the winners and my beautiful blog * Called "Title That Reminds Me Of You" http://www.poetrysoup.com/poetry_blogs/blog_detail.aspx?BlogID=15763&PoetID=18720 ...always & forever *LINDA ***

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 8/7/2013 10:08:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Ty Linda will do ty for contest and place Shadow x smiles
  1. Date: 6/21/2013 9:46:00 AM
    Due to difference in outlook same thing differs from man to man but cloudy mind can't read. With inner sight the real thing can be felt. Wonderfully done. Loved always, bl

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 8/7/2013 10:09:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hi BL and ty dear glad you enjoyed Shadow x smiles
  1. Date: 6/17/2013 3:01:00 AM
    Nice poem! You have really reminded everyone of something special and worthwhile: to open our eyes and see what we never noticed before. I especially liked the last two lines. :)

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 6/17/2013 4:26:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hi Kate ty for kind comments its easy to be so used to something that we don't really see it any more Shadow x
  1. Date: 6/5/2013 2:48:00 PM
    Interesting and creative poem. Last two lies are gorgeous. Thanks for visiting my page and for your comment. Loved always, bl

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 6/5/2013 7:36:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    bl hi ty for your generous remarks and for taking time to read Shadow
  1. Date: 6/4/2013 11:49:00 PM
    The envy of a child's mind. Back when we were young and taking our first steps this mindset was easy to take in. It feels like it gets harder to harder to think this way... I remember the days of rolling off my grandparents "hill" in their backyard... straight into a pile of leaves that took hours to create.

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 6/5/2013 7:38:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    we need to keep in touch with the child inside Tim ty Shadow x
  1. Date: 6/2/2013 3:29:00 PM
    Shadow, this is a very enjoyable little sonnet. Better than most!! Nice to meet you.

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 6/2/2013 4:07:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Andrea you know me lol Linda I decided to use Shadow as that's how I am mainly known and PD's also Linda it makes sense ty for lovely comments Shadow
  1. Date: 6/2/2013 3:24:00 PM
    Beautiful poem, and quite unusual. It is an impressive sonnet which I enjoyed a lot; its rhythm and content are smilingly good. :) Congratulations!

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 6/2/2013 4:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Giorgio I thank you happy you enjoyed it Shadow
  1. Date: 6/2/2013 2:50:00 PM
    Hi Shadow, nice poem and inspiring too... xx

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 6/2/2013 4:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Chuma hi I appreciate your comments ty Shadow