legally blind

There is no right or wrong
in this visioning, only sight
from eyes that were born flawed,
unfit to serve, though these lips
know the kiss of fire
& lit, sing

here there is just
my seeing
filtered & corrected

to acceptable degrees,
skimming the peripheral dance
of dust motes set spinning
by spirit whispers
& flickered suggestions
of missed light–
like unread notes
looped lightly in the margins
of a borrowed book

How much is missed
by sight that rings the moon nightly
& bends starlight

or is it simply
a new way of seeing
birthed in these eyes?

About Susan L Daniels

I am a firm believer that politics are personal, that faith is expressed through action, and that life is something that must be loved and lived authentically--or why bother with any of it?
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35 Responses to legally blind

  1. davidtrudel says:

    There is seeing, and then there is
    seeing the truth.

  2. annotating60 says:

    I lke it, though it gets a bit prosy in the middle. But the idea is sound.—Are you trying out new themes for your blog? >KB

    • KB, thanks. As far as the blog look, I wanted something Christmas-ish, but could not stand those elves. I decided to go with Badass Santa instead 😉 He will be gone boxing day.

  3. franzad says:

    Bruce and i thought about an inspiring each other prompt…maybe on a regular basis…your intrested?
    spread the word…and let me know…we can take turns, like every monday or so, or every month?

  4. Audra–
    Je t’accuse!

  5. nelle says:

    Such an individual thing is our sight, so trusted as truth.

  6. ruleofstupid says:

    and will the ear that hears me singing
    Care that I am blind?

    This feels like a kind of musing on our bounded perceptions of a grander physical universe? If it isn’t, I may be losing it! Either way, I enjoyed it.

    • Oh, I think you are spot on there,
      and wonder what my “corrected” vision misses on the grand scale. Or perhaps my corrected vision shapes the skew that makes my words poetry? Hmmm. maybe I need to walk around all day one day minus the glasses to see. Nah. I’ll be dangerous then! Dammit, stop inspiring me. It is my night for loafing around, watching Iron Chef on TV 😉

      Well, not yet–I have an hour…

  7. archcardinal says:

    In the university, we had a club, Kegites Klub. There is this saying, “the chief is never wrong. He is either RIGHT or LEFT”. To a large extent, “right” or “truth” carries as much weight as we bestow on it. Good as they may be, the less we pursue a perfection of truth, we create fantasies (good and bad) and the less we pursue the perfect “right” we create forgiveness and accommodation.

    Either way we are smack in the middle of our own Sympegades and if we push the ‘scapedove’ out first we might just easily sail thru when the rock are relaxing. Moderation is key…. “Owughi ihe nile anya huru ka-onu n’ekwucha” (it’s not all the eye sees that the mouth speaks)

  8. It is not all the eye sees that the mouth speaks is beautiful–and I am thankful for that–else all my words would be blurred…I like what you have said here about perfection, as well. You have an interesting perspective.

  9. Green Speck says:

    Eyes don’t always see the truth … perfect poem to state the fact !!!

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