My Poetic Path

My journey…shared in poems, prose and photos.

Beauty IS in the Eyes of the Beholder


Life’s garden of weeds.
Sometimes the stalks grow high.
The leaves unruly and untamed. 
Crowding out, vision and view.
On (too) many a day.
Hard to see above.
To hang on.
To survive,
to tell the tale.
But weeds have a lesson to teach;
unique and of themselves.
They remind us that what we see is not always…
what we get.
What we perceive often hides,
the true picture and full story.
Searching for the serenity and beauty,
 to be found.
In the access and opportunities denied.
Perhaps, the road not travelled.
It is there, although at times,
hard to understand.
Often seen as trials; impossible to bear.
Life’s garden of weeds.
Futilely, we pull, strain and tug.
Instead of finding the patience required to,
wait out the tough times.
Once again,
to bask in the sunshine.
A re-awakening required.
There are no mistakes.
Only weeds… into flowers.
Soaking up the seeds of growth.
Sharing their timeless and radiant light.
From the MPP archives. I thought this was a very appropriate (albeit encore) poem/post for this lovely prompt.
       Submitted for this week’s SES prompt: Beauty            
Life’s Garden of Weeds © 2008 Geraldine H. Hartman
Dandelion photo courtesy of: MaryAnne- Miss Woolly Knits

Author: Geraldine

I am a freelance writer, poet, artisan, avid book/product reviewer and award-winning cookbook author. I recently published the second volume of my new vegetarian cookbook series: -The Groovy Green Kitchen II: Simply, Super, Supper Soups and my fun and inspirational book, all about aging well: -Laughing AT the Grim Reaper! Gems of Wisdom for Aging Well I am also the author of: -The Groovy Green Kitchen: Weeknight Veggie Slow Cooker -Third Chapter, Second Chance (a mid-life romance) -Not Just for Vegetarians: Delicious Homestyle Cooking, the Meatless Way and the poetry collections: -Haiku Reflections:The Four Seasons (Volume i and II) and -My Poetic Path All titles available at, .ca, UK.... When I'm not writing or creating new recipes, I love to knit and crochet; usually with some "help" from feline friend, yarn-loving Mr. Cheddar! I hope you will visit and enjoy all of my blogs.Thanks for stopping by. Wishing You a Happy Week and Namaste! :-) You can also visit me at my new author's site:

12 thoughts on “Beauty IS in the Eyes of the Beholder

  1. It’s true, isn’t it? I think understanding that beauty is in the eye of the beholder is one of life’s great lessons. As well as the fact that we can learn and grow from just about any experience. You continue to inspire me, G. What would I do without your wisdom?

  2. Lovely piece, Geraldine. Especially love this line-
    Only weeds… into flowers.
    Soaking up the seeds of growth.
    Sharing their timeless and radiant light.

    Very nice- thanks.

  3. An enjoyable, thought-provoking poem. Thanks. DavidM

  4. I guess it’s hard to see beauty if you don’t pay attention and weeds can be pretty even if look at in a different angle, “Only weeds… into flowers” – says much about beauty, it’s a great line

  5. I love that “what we perceive often hides…”

  6. So very true, my friend. Last week I visited a friend who know a person who had taken macros of amazing flowers that lived in his lawn but that he never noticed before. It’s extraordinary, the beauty that might be under our feet.

  7. Hi Selma, Right back to you Sel. What would I do without you! 😉

    Hi Lauri, Thanks Lauri! Nice to see you here.

    Hi David, I really appreciate your visit and comment, thanks David.

    Hi Lissa, Thanks so much dear Lissa.

    Hi Sandy, There is beauty to be found everywhere if we are open to the experience. Very true Sandy.

    Thanks so much for your comments and visits to MPP, G

  8. OOPs, sorry Carrie…I’m typing too fast. Thanks for your continued support, it means so much. Hugs, G

  9. What a beautiful and thought provoking poem! *hugs* 🙂

  10. Yes! You have a gift in using nature to express your wisdom. XXOO

  11. “unique and of themselves.
    They remind us that what we see is not always…
    what we get.
    What we perceive often hides,
    the true picture and full story.”

    so true – such an insightful piece – I love the focus on patience and the garden metaphor is so beautiful, and such a good fit for the spring – thanks – really nice!! Hugs, Hugs 🙂

  12. Geraldine, this is a fantastic poem, one to read and read again, and remember. Thank you!

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