The Eyes to See

Bee Browsing for Nectar 

Bee Browsing for Nectar 

The gloom of the world is but a shadow;
behind it, yet within our reach, is joy.
Take joy. 

Fra Giovanni


I should have brought my camera…
I saw a flash of yellow
dancing on a mound of pink
Perfect light
backlit the lovely wings
the butterfly
sipped the nectar
from a purple-pink thistle
and I 
sipped the nectar
of the moment
A meditation 
on light
and ephemeral ecstasy
No camera to capture
the moment
only my eyes
seeing through the lens
of timeless awareness

(poem written September 17, 2010)