The awe of wondering

It’s not from fear or might
declaring knowledge — or what’s right.
It’s not from snow-capped peaks,
or rowdy waterfalls — but how we seek
for questions in the hearts of flowers
or how grass may bend to powers
from the sudden gale or the wonder
of pale reflected sunshine-noon
in midnight-language of the moon.

The Thinker by Auguste Rodin

Linked to the toads, on the prompt wonder. Also linking up to Poetry Pantry.

55 words for the weekend.

28 responses to “The awe of wondering

  1. I feel the cohesiveness of what you write. You make it look easy, Bjorn.
    ” but how we seek
    for questions in the hearts of flowers”
    Spiritual and lyrical, the rhymes sing.

  2. Oh my goodness, Bjorn, this is so absolutely beautiful. I would want this for a Poem of the Week, were my retirement not so soon. Truly a beauty.

  3. Your poem hits the spot, Björn, especially the lines:
    ‘…how we seek
    for questions in the hearts of flowers
    or how grass may bend to powers’,
    all of which I experienced with my grandson last week!

  4. “the wonder of pale reflected sunshine-noon in midnight-language of the moon” – this line really captured me, how different the world feels in moonlight.

  5. I’m sure I’ve heard the moon’s midnight language at times, and have not understood a word of it. Ah, me!

  6. This is perfection, every word. I love your conception of how the sun speaks to us through the language of the moon, so that in truth they become one. Just lovely.

  7. Seek and one can find many things. I especially like the line about the mid-night language of the moon. There is magic in that language and I would gladly bathe in the wonderment.

  8. I love the rhyme and flow of thought here Bjorn! The glorious life around us shall always inspire the pondering and wonder of man. Lovely writing indeed!!

  9. Ah. I love when you got to: we seek for questions in the hearts of flowers, the bending grass and midnight language of moon. Speaking my language.

  10. This is really wonderful. I do so love rhyme – done well – and this is masterful. Really, this should be posted on plaques in places where people think (sadly, not everywhere) as, clearly, there is a lot to think on here.

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