Posts Tagged ‘eye surgery’

Reflections On At Last Seeing Starlight: Revolutionary Blogging Free Verse Poem

April 29, 2016

To some
it may seem strange,
having heard poets
and troubadours
wax nostalgic
about seeing starlight
reflected
in still
lake waters,
to have never seen
those lights,
those starry nights.

To have never known
what they spoke of,
to have never experienced
the beauty
of doubled diamonds,
some suspended above,
twins shimmering below,
clear and focused,
shining and waving.

Then,
one clear,
crisp
Wisconsin spring evening,
post eye surgery,
walking on a dock
which extended out
past trees
and lights,
and anything,
just he,
after a half a century,
alone,
suspended between
hundreds of glowing orbs,
times two,
at last seeing,
understanding,
recognizing
what others had sung about
and enthused over
and painted
and immortalized.

At last,
he saw.

Some might think it
strange,
and sad,
almost tragic.
“What he missed!”
they may exclaim.
But to him,
at last viewing,
finally comprehending
and feeling
and floating,
expanding his soul
and blending his
diamond tears
with the lake,
and with witnesses
before him,
and his gasp,
breath of adoration
and joy,
with creators like him,
the wait seemed
a small moment,
but so large
in its connective
worth.

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Post Eye Surgery Photography: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

May 17, 2014

If you take photos/
after eye surgery, they/
may turn out blurry.

Post I Eye Surgery: Revolutionary ImproVerse Rhyming Haiku

April 15, 2014

When you change how you/
see, you discover that you/
observe diff’rently.

Changed Vision Means Seeing Things Again, New: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

April 15, 2014

I’m wondering how/
many more things I’ll see new,/
the first time again.

My First Miraculous View Of A Celestial Marvel: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

April 15, 2014

The marvel of the /
blood moon is eclipsed by my/
not needing glasses.

Friday Morning I Eye Surgery: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku Lament

April 11, 2014

The lens rotated./
My vision blurred. It’s time to/
go back in again.

Riding Front RUnner Blind: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

April 5, 2014

I normally take/
lakeview seats. I’ll switch sides; I/
can’t see anyway.

I Can’t See, I Can’t Write: Revolutinoary ImproVerse Haiku

March 27, 2014

When your vision is/
cloudy, does inspiration/
get shut down as well?

Haircuts Versus Eye Surgery: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

March 26, 2014

The hair will grow back./
The eyeglasses won’t. In life,/
we have to take risks.
Or
The eyeglasses won’t. The risks/
We take can vary.

Patched Eye Prescription Glasses Cover: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

March 25, 2014

Mom's sunglasses cover everything, including a sliver eye surgery patch and my prescription glassesWhen your mom still wears/
old-style* sunglasses, you can/
cover everything!
OR
*groovy