We miss so much of what’s wondrous and strange.
Sometimes because we don’t know where to look
but often, by our own choice we arrange
to see what we wish, and to let the brook
carry us in its current, unconcerned
about where we’ve been or where we head
and in our aimless drifting, we have learned
nothing of lasting value, but instead
squander the experience of the trip
never content to observe as we go.
Therefore many opportunities slip
us by before we choose to see them. So
Think of all the things we miss as we pass
hidden in the water and the marsh grass
Part III of my sonnet cycle, Water. I am sharing this segment with the dVerse community for Open Link Night
The complete cycle can be found by hovering over the The Elements – Sonnet Cycles tab up above, and then clicking on Water.