Thursday, October 14, 2010

Choosing to See

Choosing to See
by Melissa Campbell
Eyes open,
Drinking in the light,
Splashing color,
Bold and berry,
For no other reason,
But to praise.
Created to be,
What some will toss away,
Blazing in His glory,
And ignorant,
Of all earthly opinion,
Needing only,
To fade.

© 2010 Melissa Campbell

And the glorious beauty is a fading flower
is at the head of the verdant valley,
      Like the first fruit before the summer,
      Which an observer sees;
      He eats it up while it is still in his hand.

       In that day the LORD of hosts will be
      For a crown of glory and a diadem of beauty
      To the remnant of His people...

Isaiah 28:4-5 

Photos:  Morning Glory
Scripture taken from the New King James Version. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson,  Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved. As taken from Bible Gateway.


  1. beautiful but created to be tossed away by some...nice reflection on the verse...i dig your poetry...

  2. Thanks, Brian. The feeling is mutual! I have been reading your archives--love the way your words flow so naturally. :)

  3. "needing to fade..."

    oh: hard. so hard. yet you make it seem easy with the beautiful flow of your words...

    excellent write. a beautiful contribution to imperfect prose, friend.

  4. Yes, hard. And lonely at times. But by the grace of God... Glad we have friends, and Friend--to walk this journey together. Thank you for your gracious comments, Emily. Blessings!

  5. This is "morning glory" for sure! So beautiful, Melissa. What a lovely place you have created here. I've had a restful time here.

  6. Thanks Laura! I enjoy your place as well. :) Grace and peace to you, Friend!

  7. superb words and images!simply love your gorgeous blog and will be back often.

  8. Thank you, Lila, for kind words, and friendship. May God bless you in your coming and going! :)

  9. elegant words.
    love the first stanza the best.

  10. Thank you, Jingle. Love your pen-name. :)


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