Full Circle

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Whose eyes can know a path so well

They notice all there is to see?

Who contemplates upon the life  

Of any flower, plant or tree?


Who witnesses each season's change

Of light and air and smells and sounds?

Whose ears detect the whispered wind?

Who knows where silence can be found?


Whose feet will travel far enough

To call the earth familiar ground?

Who'll come full circle in this life

To stop and watch the world go round?


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Paul Waring

Fri 6th Jan 2017 23:11

Ray, thank you for your comment, as always, wonderfully well thought out and expressed. Much appreciated, thanks. Paul

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Fri 6th Jan 2017 21:22

This to me represents the dilemma of not knowing enough to satisfy us, and being in the moment gives us a good chance to soak up the quality of life rather than worrying about omniscience which we perhaps may leave to God (if we believe in one that is). A nice sense of innocent questioning I feel which gives a simplicity to the poem Paul.


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Paul Waring

Fri 6th Jan 2017 19:36

Thank you Colin, wonderful comment. This poem tries to capture where people's attention lies, how we often don't notice the little things due to the busy-ness of life, etc...and how life can be, as you picked up on, a wheel that goes around and around.......but, hey, what do I know!! Thanks again for another thoughtful response. Paul

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Fri 6th Jan 2017 18:01

complicated in its simplicity or simple in its complexity? I'm not sure which but I like it. I'm reminded of the image of the big wheel turning so often used in song lyrics and elsewhere. Nice one Paul.

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