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Corinne
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0 posted 03-30-2000 09:19 PM       View Profile for Corinne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Corinne

What colors does he see,
behind obsidian eyes,
what of the moonís glow,
the pinks of a sunrise?

Does the rainbowís spectrum shine
in a prism of darkness?
I shall never comprehend
his world of sightlessness.

When he listens to music,
what does he picture there?
and when he touches me,
what does he have to compare?

I turn to ask the question,
but before I speak a word,
he replies its imagination,
that fills his sightless world.

He envisions what I cannot,
and has employed other senses,
like seeing secret thoughts,
all done without pretences.

He takes my hand in his,
again reading my mind,
explains that he knows peace,
itís Godís gift to the blind.

The spectrum of his world,
is not for me to understand,
a language of inner motion,
paints the portrait of this man.

I find Iím counting blessings,
that he considers me his friend,
even though I made assumptions
our love he still defends.

© 2000 CM Bailey


[This message has been edited by Corinne (edited 03-30-2000).]
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Balladeer
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1 posted 03-30-2000 09:28 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Beautifully written, Corinne. Sometimes it seems that sightless people can "see" better than we can. They are able to view others by heart, not appearance. Good poem, Corinne  
Meadowmuse
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2 posted 03-30-2000 09:39 PM       View Profile for Meadowmuse   Email Meadowmuse   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Meadowmuse's Home Page   View IP for Meadowmuse

Sight is merely the vision of perspective.

I really enjoyed this poem, Corinne. You've quite a unique way of seeing things, yourself.  

~ Claire
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Beautiful...I have often wondered the same things
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4 posted 03-30-2000 10:51 PM       View Profile for CherylLynnMckee   Email CherylLynnMckee   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for CherylLynnMckee

They see better than we do..their not distracted by exterior looks..They only see whats on your inside..beautiful poem.

 
Parker
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You open some very interesting questions here. Does it give them a piece that we can't see, and how would love a first sight be defined. They would see the person, when we just see a physical image.

Great poem..... Corinne
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6 posted 03-30-2000 11:28 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Corinne~
Absolutley brilliantly and sensitively done.
The sightless have an innate ability to 'see' beyond the fabricated exterior facade of many.
They seem to sense the 'in' of us
that sometimes we try to crevice away.

Looking within your heart - you have a precious friend.
~*Marge*~


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Alwye
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So beautiful and so true, Corinne.  It does indeed seem that those seeing with only their hearts see much better than many of us seeing with our eyes.  

 *Krista Knutson*

As soon as man does not take his existence for granted, but beholds it as something unfathomably mysterious, thought begins.
~*Albert Schweitzer*~
Corinne
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8 posted 03-31-2000 09:50 AM       View Profile for Corinne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corinne

Thank you Balladeer, Meadowmuse, Hoot, Cheryl, Parker, Marge and Alwye.

Corinne
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9 posted 03-31-2000 12:54 PM       View Profile for RAM   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for RAM

It is, indeed, a wondrous gift, a true blessing, when we are allowed the peace that comes with true sight.  If we could all learn to use that kind of vision, just imagine what we could do.  All too often, I think our way of seeing ensures that we can't see the forest for the trees.  It's a generalization to say the following, I know, but a favorable one: I believe many Native American peoples learned to use both kinds of vision in kind of a seamless combination.

Wonderful insight, Corinne.  Wonderful poem.
Rick
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Very nice, Corinne -
My experiences with people who must live their lives without one of their senses are mostly limited to the deaf.  Sightless people haven't had an integral place in my life.  There are certainly similarities in their approach to life, though... You've done a great job of capturing their feelings here...  
 
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