Visual Learner


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


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


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


Call me superficial when the background blurs

Seven layers deep

And the last brush stroke is the first I see


All that work labor and toil

Only to end in an accent of light against dark

Beauty against substance


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:

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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