With Eyes of a Child

“The possible’s slow fuse is lit by the Imagination.” 

― Emily Dickinson

To look at the world with eyes of a child, 
marveling at velvet wings of butterflies 
as they float from flower to flower
Slurping sweet nectar

To while away long summer hours
searching for possibilities in wispy clouds
With ne’er a worry or care

©2020 Linda Lee Lyberg

dVerse Poets Pub: Quadrille Monday

Linda Lee Lyberg is a wife, mother, artist, published poet and author. She resides in Mesa, AZ with her husband Pete (aka The Big Viking) of 24 years, and her dog, Ricky Bobby. Linda writes various forms of poetry, as well as short stories. You can read more of her works at: charmedchaos.com
and purchase anthologies containing her work here: Amazon Author Page

50 Comments on “With Eyes of a Child

  1. Sigh … this is breathtakingly beautiful, Linda. The world is so much sweeter, pristine through the eyes of a child. ❤️

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  2. Love, love, love this. Such a warmth there is in a child-like perception. It is breathtaking how you provide that evocative sensation in this piece.

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  3. Loving the illustration and oh yes….to see the world through the eyes of a child…that innocence. So very sad that as we grow up and learn new things, we also lose this abilitiy.

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  4. As poets we cling to our inner child longer than most, and it assists us in ramping up our sense of wonder and innocence.

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  5. If only we continued to look at the world with eyes of a child, Linda, we might not be in the mess we’re in, worrying about whether there will be any butterflies to marvel at in the future, let alone possibilities.

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  6. Lovely, LInda. Not sure it happens now as it did then. My grandkids worry about things they shouldn’t have to. I wish kids could be free of those burdens while they are little.

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  7. We forget after we venture out of our cocoon, we see and perceive fear in the world… and then we don’t develop our exploring wings until later in life…..

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