I wonder and I marvel at the little things I see

I wonder and I marvel at the little things I see
which are the greatest miracles in all reality
the way the wind’s invisible yet blows my hair about
the way the sun makes freckles on my nose to stand right out
the speckles in the sky that light up every night
the magic of the water in so many different forms
the waves, the still calm rivers and the ice for polar bears
the tiny little geckos with their cute sweet smiley stares
I wonder and I marvel at the little child within
the one who sees the magic makes the most of everything
- Karin Taylor

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  • Mui-Ling Teh
    Mui-Ling Tehalmost 2 years ago

    How wonderful it is to be able to see things through the eyes if a child again… Though I still often feel like a child in many ways – I don’t know if I see the world now the same as I did as a child – perhaps I saw more as a child than I did in my first dark years in university – those days I couldn’t even appreciate a beautiful sunset. But these days I may possibly be seeing more than I did as a child – perhaps due to more experience and knowledge – I understand the world better, and why people behave the way they do. Although other than in my eyes I do feel like I’m still a child in other ways – never grew onto coffee or beer and generally not interested in many girly things (shopping, clothes, shoes, make-up, boys etc.) – Maybe that is why I’m maturing slowly… but when I think of myself as an artist I don’t really consider it a bad thing.

  • thanks for your wonderful thoughts and insights Mui-Ling :)

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  • Philosophy Lee
    Philosophy Leealmost 2 years ago


  • thanks so much Lee :)

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  • sure2010
    sure2010almost 2 years ago

    That’s just Marvellous…

  • thanks very much Sure :)

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  • mobii
    mobiialmost 2 years ago

    I get the same feeling whenever I get a new set of glasses. :)

  • 555 Mobii :)

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  • eoconnor
    eoconnoralmost 2 years ago
  • thanks so much Liz :)

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  • Colleen2012
    Colleen2012almost 2 years ago

    I just love this Karin, beautifully written.
    Love Colleen2012

  • Thank you so much Colleen! x

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  • shaona
    shaonaalmost 2 years ago

    how wonderful :)
    its a poem worth reading again and again, reminding us theres still a child within us even within these dark cold days!
    thank you Karin :)))x

  • aw, thank you so much Shaona, I’m so happy you enjoyed this and if it imparted some lightheartedness and joy somehow x

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  • micklyn
    micklynalmost 2 years ago

    Gorgeous writing, Karin, just perfectly expressive … I so strongly identify with what you’re saying, that experience of being enchanted with the world… : ) x

  • Thank you so much Micklyn, I’m so glad you can relate to what I’m saying here xo

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  • Cosimo Piro
    Cosimo Piroalmost 2 years ago

    so important not to lose the sense of wonder, no matter how old one is. Wonderful write and equally a special reminder to never stop looking. XX

  • Thanks so much Cosimo, I sometimes write really as a way of reminding myself about what is important, the writing seems to help it stay in my head better. It sometimes comes across a little preachy, but if the reader can remember that I am really trying to stress the importance of something mainly to myself, then it sounds less bossy I hope. lol …..ie, the final line could almost amount to chastising, or making a judgement, but really it’s saying this to myself sternly…..to remember how important this is…as I’m terribly forgetful especially about these important issues :)

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  • xx

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  • shadowlea
    shadowleaalmost 2 years ago

    beautifully written karen

  • Thank you so much Shadowlea, I really appreciate it ;) x

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