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seeing what's not immediately visible
Posted by: loren (---.dialsprint.net)
Date: May 15, 2003 03:17AM

I'm looking for a short poem, excerpt, or quote about seeing (or not seeing) what's not immediately visible. Something about being conscious (or unconscious), about seeing what is unseen, or something of that sort. I really like Langston Hughes (That Justice is a Blind Goddess . . .), but it's a bit too graphic for my purpose - and something like that related to race or gender would be great. And Socrates (The unexamined life . . .) isn't quite right. Anyone have any other suggestions?
Thank you!


Re: seeing what's not immediately visible
Posted by: Jack (---.southg01.mi.comcast.net)
Date: May 15, 2003 09:00AM

loren-


'The Road not taken' bt Robert Frost


Jack


Re: seeing what's not immediately visible
Posted by: Les (---.trlck.ca.charter.com)
Date: May 15, 2003 11:30AM

How about this one?

He Had His Dream
by Paul Laurence Dunbar

He had his dream, and all through life,
Worked up to it through toil and strife.
Afloat fore'er before his eyes,
It colored for him all his skies:
The storm-cloud dark
Above his bark,
The calm and listless vault of blue
Took on its hopeful hue,
It tinctured every passing beam ­­
He had his dream.

He labored hard and failed at last,
His sails too weak to bear the blast,
The raging tempests tore away
And sent his beating bark astray.
But what cared he
For wind or sea!
He said, "The tempest will be short,
My bark will come to port."
He saw through every cloud a gleam ­­
He had his dream.


Re: seeing what's not immediately visible
Posted by: Marian-NYC (---.nyc1.dsl.speakeasy.net)
Date: May 15, 2003 02:58PM

"Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen…"

That's from Paul's Epistle to the Hebrews 11:1. Maybe there's more there that you could use?


Re: seeing what's not immediately visible
Posted by: Marian-NYC (---.nyc1.dsl.speakeasy.net)
Date: May 15, 2003 03:01PM

The Unseen Hand

of all the worldly things
that reveal
the Unseen Hand,
love
must be
the most beautiful

Written by Rabbi Yaakov Asher Sinclair,
for a publication called "Seasons of the Moon"
[www.ohr.edu];


Re: seeing what's not immediately visible
Posted by: Marian-NYC (---.nyc1.dsl.speakeasy.net)
Date: May 15, 2003 03:02PM

Who Has Seen the Wind?
by Christina Rossetti


Who has seen the wind?
Neither I nor You:
But when the leaves hang trembling
The wind is passing thro'.

Who has seen the wind?
Neither you nor I:
But when the trees bow down their heads
The wind is passing by.


Re: seeing what's not immediately visible
Posted by: Pam Adams (---)
Date: May 15, 2003 04:12PM

"Last night I saw upon the stair
A little man who wasn't there.
He wasn't there again today.
Gee whiz! I wish he'd go away."

pam




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