Given Right Lighting

Given Right Lighting

A Poem by barleygirl
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inspired by this photo of my daisies

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Dawn rays intensify daisies destined to pop
colorful trimmings become a mere backdrop
a momentary shine imparts vibrant vitality
gifting right attention can nurture a personality.

All deserve the chance to shine
some just lack the right lighting
life’s snags stifle and entwine
a burst of shine can be rewriting.

Father sun dallies and dances his daily arc
random tick-tock a sunbeam sends a spark
filtered spotlight caress the slants in a painting
now a budding inspiration swells to self-sustaining.

All deserve the chance to shine
let’s help find the right lighting
if we’re gifted to lose the whine
let’s shine on others who’re fighting.




© 2017 barleygirl



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Hi bg. Gosh, I didn't even get to the end before my mind was recalling things I'd heard years back about there being many different kinds of 'intelligence'. I checked on a well known search engine and here's the result ".... Gardner chose eight abilities that he held to meet these criteria: musical-rhythmic, visual-spatial, verbal-linguistic, logical-mathematical, bodily-kinesthetic, interpersonal, intrapersonal, and naturalistic. He later suggested that existential and moral intelligence may also be worthy of inclusion ...."

To me it's a logical next step from this to envisaging situations where many people who currently are perceived to be or who perceive themselves as inferior; that actually such individuals can and may rise and blossom. It only takes a moment to look around us and see talented people in a universal range of activities - everyone initially deserves a right to be respected yet often these folk see themselves as dim. To me, it follows that if you see John Doe or Mary Brown - otherwise morose, lacking confidence, etc - excelling at any little thing that you yourself cannot do well - then you have the opportunity to praise / show interest / etc and start to grow that person so that they think 'Hey I'm not Stephen blooming' Hawking or friggin' Botticelli, but can THEY make a shoe, fix a gearbox, climb a wall, etc as well as I can? Hawking, Botticelli - back of the class!!!

I personally need to be shown how not to ramble. I have lousy project management skills. I would die in the Kalahari desert within a few hours whilst bushmen would find plenty to eat and drink. I can't traverse chasms on steel wires. But by most people's yardsticks I'm intelligent and was well paid. My 'intelligence' wouldn't have earned me a penny 100 years ago! Sorry, still rambling.

Nice work!
Nigel

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

5 Months Ago

This is a beautiful spiel! I wish I could cut loose & do a spiel like I used to when I was young & h.. read more



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Wow... this is Beautiful!

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

4 Months Ago

Feeling buoyed by your enthusiasm! Thanks so much for brightening my morning! (((HUGS)))
"life’s snags stifle and entwine" They do that and as we get older and wiser, we learn to recognize and easily dispatch some of those "snags" that we ourselves put there. As a whole, this stands as a literary lesson that we benefit from encouraging others. A good read for this Sunday morning.

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

5 Months Ago

Thanks for your encouraging review! I am blessed to be a naturally optimistic person, so I try to sh.. read more
Both literally and metaphorically, this poem is a doozy. You find so much to write about in your relatively small corner of the world that it's truly an inspiration. And yes, lighting can be everything.

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

5 Months Ago

About seven years ago when my life became so much more limited, I thought I had nothing to write abo.. read more
It is so wonderful to have the advantage of the right lighting. To be able to help others glow in the light is just as wonderful.

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

5 Months Ago

It's especially nice to get to the point in life where we're not as concerned about how we are farin.. read more
Hi bg. Gosh, I didn't even get to the end before my mind was recalling things I'd heard years back about there being many different kinds of 'intelligence'. I checked on a well known search engine and here's the result ".... Gardner chose eight abilities that he held to meet these criteria: musical-rhythmic, visual-spatial, verbal-linguistic, logical-mathematical, bodily-kinesthetic, interpersonal, intrapersonal, and naturalistic. He later suggested that existential and moral intelligence may also be worthy of inclusion ...."

To me it's a logical next step from this to envisaging situations where many people who currently are perceived to be or who perceive themselves as inferior; that actually such individuals can and may rise and blossom. It only takes a moment to look around us and see talented people in a universal range of activities - everyone initially deserves a right to be respected yet often these folk see themselves as dim. To me, it follows that if you see John Doe or Mary Brown - otherwise morose, lacking confidence, etc - excelling at any little thing that you yourself cannot do well - then you have the opportunity to praise / show interest / etc and start to grow that person so that they think 'Hey I'm not Stephen blooming' Hawking or friggin' Botticelli, but can THEY make a shoe, fix a gearbox, climb a wall, etc as well as I can? Hawking, Botticelli - back of the class!!!

I personally need to be shown how not to ramble. I have lousy project management skills. I would die in the Kalahari desert within a few hours whilst bushmen would find plenty to eat and drink. I can't traverse chasms on steel wires. But by most people's yardsticks I'm intelligent and was well paid. My 'intelligence' wouldn't have earned me a penny 100 years ago! Sorry, still rambling.

Nice work!
Nigel

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

5 Months Ago

This is a beautiful spiel! I wish I could cut loose & do a spiel like I used to when I was young & h.. read more
We all have the tools and our own unique gifts to be great. Some of us just never find theres, that is why those that do should find the grace to help others, it is a satisfying feeling.

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

5 Months Ago

I love your observations & thanks for sharing. My older brother has been a tutor for years & he says.. read more
Yes indeed, all flowers including the little daisies deserve their moment to shine and bloom resplendent!

Beautifully penned BG. With a noble, altruistic flavour!

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

5 Months Ago

I very much enjoy & appreciate you adding your two cents about every simple little thing deserving t.. read more
This is rather deep, Margie.
Nature strives for the best and the strongest.
Great last line.
Let's shine on others who're fighting.

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

5 Months Ago

Thanks for appreciating the way this message went together kinda organically, as I struggle to keep .. read more
Wow, wow, wow from where to where! I loved the way you are giving a message here, Margie, loved it very much indeed.
Looking at a flower and seeing something , drawing and giving message needs a special heart like yours.
The world is still a better place with people like you in it..thank you for sharing.

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

5 Months Ago

I had this photo for a week, trying to figure out how to write what I felt when I saw the daisies be.. read more
Indeed, everyone deserves the right to be recognized for the talents they have or for the good they do. Everyone and everything in life has a value. If we can just find that value and cherish it....raise it to a pedestal...the world would be a better place.

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

5 Months Ago

I love all the different ways that unique & less noticeable people stand out in their natural surrou.. read more

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