Smile gratefully on the ordinary

Photo by Deon Black on Unsplash

To find the extraordinary
smile gratefully on the ordinary.

Even the simplest moment, lived with awareness,
guides our steps to a better place.

To an artist a pencil, a carrot, a cat’s whisker
suggest form and color worthy of art.

We too can immerse our senses and our minds
in the…

Deborah Barchi

Deborah Barchi has recently retired from her career as a librarian and now has time to read, explore nature, and write poetry and essays.

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