Saturday, August 19, 2006

Seeing Another in the Mirror
By Don Iannone

When you look
in the cosmic mirror,
what do you see?
Do you see
the astonishingly bright star
that I see
when I look at you?
Do you see
the deep pool
of crystal blue water
bathing the world in love?
Do you see
the elegant beauty of your spirit
and the beauty you bring out
in others around you?
This is what I see
when I look at you.

My deepest wish is that
the mirror reflects the same
next time you venture a glance
into its surface.


QUASAR9 said...

Chrystal clarity
Divine essence of the word
Purest vision of thoughts!
Highest state of awareness
Mirrorimage of enlightenment

Great composition
like a string of finest pearls
Reaching the moment
wanting to freeze the moment

samuru999 said...

How very beautiful Don!
I love this poem!

serenity said...

Don, I can't say it better than Quasar:

"Great composition
like a string of finest pearls
Reaching the moment
wanting to freeze the moment"

What beauty in your words....what inspiring metaphor you use and depth of emotion....I have always called your site an is so much more than that.


starry nights said...

Don. what an inspiring and lovely poem to look at others differently and alos yourself.

dumbdodi said...

'Beauty lies in the eyes of beholder' its your greatness that you see beauty in all of us.

Rob said...

We are jewels on God's necklace -if only we could recognise this.

ufukhati said...


a magical "voice"
from the "inside".

I enjoy your poem.

Don Iannone said...

Thanks Rob, Quasar9, Starry Nights, Dumbdodi, Serenity, Margie, and Ufukhati. All of your kind words reverbate within me. They inspire me to write. My blessings to each of you.


Gangadhar said...

lovely piece,Don..
thank you..

Pat Paulk said...

Beautiful Don!! We do tend to be our own worst critics!!

Mike said...

Wonderful image here: "the deep pool / of crystal blue water / bathing the world in love". This one's nice, and reminds us to really look at ourselves in the mirror, and see the value that lies within our aggregates of body and mind.

Kathleen said...

Great one Don... you Diamond of reflection you! :)

Rauf said...

We wish for many things Don but they always remain a wish. A prayer for peace and love has never been answered. such is the wish bathing the world in love. It remais a wish

Don Iannone said...

Thank you Rauf, Kathleen, Mike, Pat, and Gangadhar. I appreciate each of your wonderful comments. Each is a poem in its own way.

Mike...your comment reminds me of something: "See without looking." May we all "see" without the constraints of trying to look or see. Blessings to you all.

Don Iannone said...

Rauf...thank you. You're one who certainly sees through your mirror. Your photography shows us all what you see. Thank you for that.

Dan said...

Can't add anything to all the other great comments; they've said it all, even though more will be said, I'm sure, to add to it all. Thanks, Don!

Don Iannone said...

Thanks Dan. Nothing need be said. Silence many times says it all.

brenda said...

Very nice Don. Thanks always for the kind words and lovely poems.

Don Iannone said...

Thanks Brenda. Hope your new life is going well. Blessings.

gautami tripathy said...

"Do you see
the elegant beauty of your spirit
and the beauty you bring out
in others around you?"

Indeed food for thought. I think I should.

Don Iannone said...

Gautami...thank you so much. And you do just that. Blessings.

Poetry by Kai said...

thats beautiful

Don Iannone said...

Thank you Kai.

polona said...

beautiful! ah, the ability to see beauty in everything, including ourselves...

Don Iannone said...

Polona...yes indeed. Thank you.

Liquid said...

Imagine, the lovingness of anothers glance reflected in his words. You must feel beautiful spiritually to see it worldly, I think. Thank you for your gifts, Namaste.

Nabeel said...

hmmm @ Cosmic Mirror .. interesting thought .. what did u have in mind when u said Cosmic Mirror?

Don Iannone said...

Thanks Liquid. Interesting comments. Such beauty lies inside all of us...and we can access it once we strip away the "stuff" separating us from our true nature. Thank you for your gifts. Wonderful photographs you create with you eyes, hands, and mind. Namaste!

Don Iannone said...

Thanks Nabeel. What did I have in mind with respect to the cosmic mirror? Consciousness. It's the unified field of intelligence that all beings in the universe share. It's what we catch a glimpse of when we observe our own mind and its workings. What would you associate with the concept of the cosmic mirror?

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