Visual Learner

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If you are like me you might like the photo that comes with a poem as well or better than the poem itself. The beauty of the photo grabs your mind and won’t let go. I received a poem some time ago from my sister. The beautiful field of flowers and the mountains in the background captivated me much more than the poem. I thought how superficial that I would go for a photo over a poem. Perhaps I am superficial.

Call Me Superficial

Call me superficial… when seeing a picture

Causes words to escape me

When beauty take precedence over substance

And I am drawn by what my eyes behold

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Call me superficial when a picture in a story

Catches my attention and sets my mind on the fire

My imagination soars and transports my soul

To realms beyond word or pen

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Call me superficial when melody and harmony

Lift my spirit from the very first note

Only to be followed by words

Adding to or taking away my feeling of awe

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Call me superficial when the background blurs

Seven layers deep

And the last brush stroke is the first I see

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All that work labor and toil

Only to end in an accent of light against dark

Beauty against substance

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Photo: Dwight L. Roth

It is open mike night at d’Verse~Poetry Pub tonight so I get to post a poem of my choice with the group. The poem above is one of my all time favorites. Come join us at: https://dversepoets.com/

32 thoughts on “Visual Learner

  1. Are you? Of course you’re not because you wrote a realistic poem that I love so yeah, you’re not! 😂😂😅…well written! Beautiful flowers as well, I love flowers so lol…God bless and much love! Xx

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