have you seen such beauty?

have you ever rocked
a baby ‘til he’s sleeping
soundly in your arms —

have you ever held
a broken-hearted friend
and wept while she weeps —

have you seen morning
light paint the landscape rose gold
and gild every leaf —

have you seen a skein
of geese drift lazily down
to their cornfield roost —

have you ever seen
the light in old lovers’ eyes
as they share a smile —

have you ever seen
the glory of a bridegroom
as he wins his bride —

have you borne witness
to wildflowers and wheat fields
under summer skies —

have you heard the hush
and the holy silence of
a snow-shrouded world —

have you ever seen
such beauty that you could not
put it into words?