Do you see?

Do you see?


Don't cast a wandering eye

which captures nothing

You will see nothing

if your mind is preoccupied

Stop and stare and observe

fix your concentration on seeing

Do not allow yourself to be

a train window with life flashing by

All that can be seen has merit

even the dull and ugly

We learn more by seeing about us

than by transient thoughts

A leaf, a bird, clouds and people

are rich in their spiritual wealth

By seeing light and darkness

is to possess a new understanding

The eyes are the windows of the soul

and the vessels of knowledge

in this passing life

◄ The Intrusion

Seasonal Sensations ►


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keith jeffries

Sat 23rd May 2020 19:32

Tom, Hannah, Jennifer, Jon, Shuchi, Abdul, Moongirl, Alive_sunflower, Reappak and Po,

Thank you all for your comments on this poem. They inspire me to keep writing and strengthen all of us in our endeavour to be good poets.

Thank you


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jennifer Malden

Thu 14th May 2020 11:23

Had missed this one. Beautiful poem, and such good advice. Do not allow yourself to be a train window ....... the eyes are the window of the soul ......


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keith jeffries

Mon 4th May 2020 07:22


Thanks for your comment. I always enjoy your words which I value greatly.


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Sun 3rd May 2020 18:49

The eyes of a poet it is you have Keith.
Not that all poets see ‘real-life’ in as much detail as you do.

Poets write of love and life yet so much goes not only ‘unseen’... Also as a result unwritten.

Another insightful musing.

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keith jeffries

Sat 2nd May 2020 23:40

Reappak, Tom and Hannah,

Thank you for your comments. As always I appreciate those who take the time to read my poetry. It is a great encouragement to my endeavours.


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Sat 2nd May 2020 23:31

Wonderfully expressed👍

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Hannah Collins

Sat 2nd May 2020 21:31

Such a beautiful poem. So much richness and imagery and it's true, some walk around noticing very little, when there is so much around us to see and admire.
Love this.


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keith jeffries

Sat 2nd May 2020 19:59

Abdul, Shuchi and Alive,

Thank you for your comments as they are much appreciated and a source of encouragement.


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Abdul Ahmad

Sat 2nd May 2020 17:38



"What is this life if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare?"

Enjoyed you poem. Concluded well with the last line. Thank you.


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