What Do You See?


It is so lovely

In the valley

Lilies in the valley

Sweet breeze in the valley

Green shiny grass

Cows eating grass

Dung in the grass

Dung in the grass

I will not focus

On the dung in the grass

For it will no longer so lovely

In the valley.

For Jingle Poetry on Nature and Life.

For us. What do we see?

Cow knocks on the door

Do you see bottles of milk

Or piles of cow dung?

For seeing the blessings in the midst of life.



36 Responses to “What Do You See?”

  1. Ravenblack Says:

    I like this one very much. Humorous. Don’t think about the dung. It’s hard when there’s the smell too. šŸ˜€ But it looked nice in postcards — Lilies and cows grazing peacefully. šŸ™‚

    • bendedspoon Says:

      Yup the smell — the more reason to focus on the fresh scent of the grass and the breeze. I have photos of lilies, cows, and greens — real lovely but I know there were dungs somewhere, I was there. Really, the dung is just a tiny part of the totality. It only gets really big when we focus on it — I actually focused the lens and it took the entire space. Yay! Have a lovely day šŸ™‚

  2. ladynimue Says:

    such brilliant message in simplest words .. wow !

  3. This was so good. We benefit so much when we remember to look for the good. šŸ™‚


  4. Katherine Says:

    Nice one. We see many things around us, the good and the bad. But we can choose to focus on the good even if we see the bad for a more positive outlook, After all, why waste a beautiful day on something so negative? šŸ™‚

  5. Chatter Master Says:

    If I see a cow knocking at my door I am going to laugh and ask her in. Because surely if she is knocking on my door she has something to say and I sure want to hear it! šŸ™‚

  6. a wonderful piece of poetry I loved reading it very much šŸ™‚

  7. Jingle Says:


    what we see in reality may not be whAT WE see in poetry, what is left in mind.

    thanks for the inspirations.

    • bendedspoon Says:

      True. Not only there are so many angles in everything but our sense of sight and processing of thoughts may vary from moment to moment.
      Thank you for your encouragement šŸ™‚

  8. That was fun to read and think about. Poets and artists are the ones who see. šŸ™‚

  9. Reflections Says:

    Beautiful imagery, wonderful reminders that we choose our focus, we choose what we will see in the whole of it.

    • bendedspoon Says:

      Yes, we always have a choice. Sometimes it’s hard to see the good in any situation but we got to believe that there is because — there is! šŸ™‚

  10. Pat Cegan Says:

    Yes! Yes! More and more I understand what it means when I read that we create our realities. I love and structure and message of your poem! hugs, pat

    • bendedspoon Says:

      I instantly thought about you when I read the topic is about nature and life. Your understanding of it is deep. Thank you for appreciating and by now you know that I am not really knowledgeable about poem structure šŸ™‚
      Huggs and blessings to you Pat šŸ™‚

  11. belladonna23 Says:

    i do see… and i see that it is beautiful

  12. seabell Says:

    I see the lilies… Welcome back! šŸ™‚

  13. honeyhaiku Says:

    what a perspective!

  14. Arlee Bird Says:

    When we see cow dung do we see smelly waste product or fertilizer? It’s a matter of perspective and perception.

    I like your thinking today. Nice song.

    Tossing It Out

  15. It’s all about focus. Dwell on the good things!
    Love the poem. I’ll bet the children love it, too!

    • bendedspoon Says:

      Thank you for appreciating and blessings to you. My kiddos love it because they knew the story of the dung in the grass this summer šŸ™‚

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