Seeing Is a Gift

Grace Carol Bomer

Grace Carol Bomer

Seeing is a gift
Believing is a grace
Observation Analysis Deduction
These are scientific disciplines accessible
by right to any with sufficient curiosity patience
A biologist may understand the life of an ant
Even grasp its complex social order
Yet remain blind
to its mystery

The camera
captures an image
A child’s tear An old man’s stare
recreated into award`winning portraits
Yet photographs tell more of the photographer
than of the inestimable ache in the hearts
of those living too little too long
Their voices silenced
by a shutter

There is a lens
by which truth is seen
A filter not on eye or camera
but on heart and therefore on mind
In its light we see strangers as sisters brothers
neighbors as allies enemies friends
Where Love makes his home
wholeness is never
far behind

“Seek the eternal in the present
   Seek the past and the future
      Link them with the Tapestry of your course
      For you are
         you are
            you are
               you are the vessel” ~ Michael O’Brien


About Peter Notehelfer

I'm a retired people person who now finds the time to watch the little details of the world without worrying about being watched by anyone . . . I live on an Island north of Seattle with my wife named Ellen, a yellow dog named McGee, a yellow cat named Gatzby, and four fine chickens . . . I read fiction, bake bread, smoke salmon, and fish whenever the weather allows . . . Oh, and yes, I try to write a poem every day simply to avoid senility!
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6 Responses to Seeing Is a Gift

  1. prescription for sainthood

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  2. You have spoken truth – we so often see without seeing. ‘Unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God; but to others in parables; that seeing they might not see…’


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