Deborah Downes

Heart Of The Beholder

I looked deeply into my love’s eyes
and it was so beautiful to me….
- not for the sight but for the passion

I heard the laughter of my little ones
and it was so beautiful to me….
- not for the sound but for the joy

I consumed life’s offerings
and they were so beautiful to me….
- not for the taste but for the wisdom

I breathed the heady scent of honeysuckle
and it was so beautiful to me….
- not for the smell but for the serenity

I caressed the softness of my dying mother’s face
and it was so very beautiful to me….
- not for the touch but for the wonder of birth

God’s beauty is a reflection of the heart
in the mirror of the soul….
- not just the senses’ perception.

Poem Submitted: Saturday, November 7, 2009

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Comments about Heart Of The Beholder by Deborah Downes

  • Allan O (11/7/2009 11:49:00 AM)

    a child of the sixties..i like your bio...we then have something in common...your writting is pleasant to read and your happiness gently seems to glide thru your words...as a phrase in a song from years past...whats; love got to do with it...you told it in your poem....thats what...thanks Deb... ~^..^

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