True Nature Reflected. Photopoetry by Keith R Wahl

February 24, 2024  •  Leave a Comment

"... even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these..." (excerpted from Matthew 6:25 KJV)

True Nature Reflected

Solomon's Swan

Solomon's Swan 04 20220611 850_9711_displaySolomon's Swan 04 20220611 850_9711_displayA swan drifting in the ponds of the Japanese Garden of Roger Williams Park, Providence, Rhode Island

Upon the mirror of a pond serene,
Where willows weep and water-lilies stream,
A vision glides, in ivory white arrayed,
A swan, by Nature's hand divinely made.

No boastful strut, no plumage meant to gleam,
Just flowing lines, a masterpiece supreme.
It curves its neck, a graceful, swan-like "S",
A silent song, a symphony of ease.

No need for pomp, no pride in vibrant hues,
Its beauty lies in what it simply does:
To glide and drift, a form of purest grace,
A living poem in this tranquil space.

For God, in wisdom, shaped this creature fair,
With silent grace and elegance to spare.
No need to strive, no need to seek the bright,
Just be itself, a vision pure and white.

So let us learn, from swan on sunlit pond,
That true perfection lies in what is found.
Not of ourselves, but what we truly are,
A silent song, beneath a distant star.

Solomon's Swan 01 20220611 850_9691_displaySolomon's Swan 01 20220611 850_9691_displayA swan drifting in the ponds of the Japanese Garden of Roger Williams Park, Providence, Rhode Island Solomon's Swan 02 20220611 850_9692_displaySolomon's Swan 02 20220611 850_9692_displayA swan drifting in the ponds of the Japanese Garden of Roger Williams Park, Providence, Rhode Island Solomon's Swan 03 20220611 850_9693_displaySolomon's Swan 03 20220611 850_9693_displayA swan drifting in the ponds of the Japanese Garden of Roger Williams Park, Providence, Rhode Island Solomon's Swan 04 20220611 850_9711_displaySolomon's Swan 04 20220611 850_9711_displayA swan drifting in the ponds of the Japanese Garden of Roger Williams Park, Providence, Rhode Island

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