Entranced by Beauty

I am entranced by beauty,
Although I realize
That there is more to someone than
What happens to our eyes.

For love is made of laughter,
And stays in times of woe —
And character of brains and will
And more that I don’t know.

But when sunshine in Paris
Sets almond eyes aflame,
I am entranced by beauty,
And it’s good, all the same

A Pilot’s Perspective

When viewed from a great distance, it can be easy to miss life, itself; this, however, is a mistake, as it’s only life that gives the view whatever order or meaning you find there.

What I’ve learned from years of flying is that new perspectives reveal new beauties, and that a little distance can make sense out of things that puzzle us close up.

An Edward Hopper World

I drive through early
Independence Day,
The sun shines lonely
On the cornices;

It’s like I’m in
An Edward Hopper world
Of timelessness
And magic canvasses

There is a feeling
Lonesome hearts will know,
Of pride in emptiness and
Vain display,

And how we strive,
Wherever we might go,
To find some beauty there
Along

The way