We whining dots shade/the corner/of a pointillist painting.
Lose the art/we have no eyes for it/if we look deep/we see
Symmetry/water-spun/the message/of diatoms.
I LOVED diatoms under the microscope. A professor in college studied them. They are crystalline creatures of infinite beauty. I couldn’t draw them without diminishing what they were. And there are so many of them.There is a lot like that here.
Oh yes! When I took microbiology, I was stunned at the gorgeousness I saw under that lens–the “shelled” amoebae, ets. My favorite were the diatoms. Tiny jewels.
Exactly. Brilliant and retractile. They gave me a breathless religious feeling when I saw them.
Just for us, I found a beautiful picture of diatoms on Pinterest and added it to the post.
Thanks. I’ve go back and look at the lovely creatures.
Wow. Thanks for a view of blue heaven. Amazing that these details have been built into existence. This gave me another sigh of God-feeling today.
I know, exactly, what you mean. To think these little jewels spend their time, just so perfect, there has to be a set of Eyes on them, enjoying the beauty we only see a fragment of.
because we have no eyes for it! such a satisfying poem! better than the biscuit I just had with soup!!!
Oh, you are making me blush this afternoon… This form was interesting–almost like a three-line meditation, and I might have to come back to it again. I like what it did to my passing thought.
I haven’t ever seen one of these before! Time to get my books on Form off the shelf (after work – LOL!) Will be looking up triolets, too!
13 or 14 years ago I was playing around with Triversen – a form invented by William Carlos Williams. Have you ever played with that? I’ll post some later (if I can still abide them!)
Oh, I have read some and found them beautiful, but have not attempted one. Would love to see one of your creations!
We lose the art, because we have no eyes for it…love this…and it is so true…we need open eyes to see the art around us…
We do–it is everywhere.
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Beautiful picture and words.
Thanks, Georgia. My words could never do these justice.
“Lose the art/we have no eyes for it/if we look deep/we see
This has me spinning. I love this line, even more with the picture because they look like little eyes (or buttons, which are used for eyes). I feel kind of drunk on your Sijo. It’s cool.
Heidi, thanks so much!
ha. i really like your opening line in this…we whining dots…lol…some interesting breaks you worked in as well through out with your / …losing the art b/c we have no eye for it as well is a really great line susan….
Thanks, Brian. I love diatoms (probably pretty obvious), those tiny, tiny microscopic things that are just beautiful, and beautiful just because. It can’t simply be a matter of form or function, they have to please somebody’s eyes–and were long before we invented the way to see them.
Ah I love this .. the turn from art to looking in a microscope.
Bjorn, thanks! I think this, too is art, unsigned. Or has it been signed and I am just too slow to read the signature?
I think so too 😉
Right back at you…
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enjoyed the movement in this poem
Thank you so much.
Mesmerizing, Susan… pic and Sijo.
Thank you, Laurie. Loved yours!
Can I tell you how much l love your comment header? 😉 Your sijo is so unique too. I appreciate your visit and comment over at my spot as well. Thank you times three.
Thank you, Yousei. I enjoyed my visit very much!
Thank you, Paul.
Sadly I can’t see the image ~ Love the message of looking deep in nature and its creatures ~
Sorry it is not behaving for you–but if you look up some pictures online, you will find them stunning.
Thanks for reading and commenting.
A friend, slightly the worse for wear, queried his marine biology lecturer, having misheard what he believed to be “this is beautiful”. Everyone stared at him, including the lecturer, as if he were mad…but he could see it!
They are. They are stunning little marvels.
so im-pressed upon my skin, my thoughts are quietly drawn to prayer ~does that make sense?
It does, sweet Deb.
I love this Susan. Your three lines tie together beautifully with depth, blue, water. I am almost lost in the artful blue.
Jane, thank you so much.
Susan, we must never lose the art. Never.
I pray we don’t.
Beautifully pointillistic in its description and ideas. Your title “Faith(less)” threw me for a minute, but then you talked about diatomic symmetry, and I thought of William Blake’s fearful symmetry in creation, and it all made sense again. Wonderful!
Thanks, Sam! It started out as those dots whining to their creator, but I could not for the life of me get that line to sing with that in there. Glad you caught it despite that!
Related to fractals? Kaleidoscopic and spiritual in nature ..you pegged it exactly with your words.
Thank you, Katy.
…well said Susan… you gave great wisdom tonight… smiles…
Thank you, Kelvin. Borrowed wisdom 😉
There is such beauty in creation, for those who have eyes to see it. Thanks for reminding us of the wonder of what we too often see as worthless and pointless.
Thank you, Tony. My pleasure.
Such a cool exhortation for us to look beyond the surface for the beauty that lies beneath. It might take more time but it’s worth it.
Thank you! Yes, it is there waiting for our eyes.
Wonderful wonderful…the magic and gift of a close observation is priceless very true for a poet!!!
Thank you so much!
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