A Poem by Jeannie E. Roberts

Living the Miracle

There are two ways to live: you can live as if nothing is a miracle;
you can live as if everything is a miracle. ―Albert Einstein



Today, I’ll live as if everything’s a miracle―

watch light dawning in waves of amber,


lengthening across hills and meadows,

observe maple leaves greening, widening


after spring rain, spot antennaria rising,

softening like toes of kittens, follow


danaus winging, gliding, landing

atop milkweed, regard solidago spiking,


tipping in golden refrain, revere osprey

ascending, diving through morning air,


honor robins feeding, behold life

burgeoning―for when we notice Nature’s


blessings, witness their divinity, every day

is nothing short of that.




Jeannie E. Roberts lives in an inspiring setting near Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, where she writes, draws and paints, and often photographs her natural surroundings. Her fifth book, The Wingspan of Things, a poetry chapbook, is forthcoming from Dancing Girl Press. She has authored three poetry collections and one children’s book. Her most recent full-length poetry collection is Romp and Ceremony (Finishing Line Press, 2017). Her poems and photos appear in online magazines, print journals, and anthologies, including An Ariel Anthology, Bramble, Off the Coast, Portage Magazine, Quill & Parchment, Silver Birch Press, Verse-Virtual and elsewhere.

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