The World is a Mirror of Infinite Beauty – a poem by Marc Janssen

The World is a Mirror of Infinite Beauty

The world is a mirror of infinite beauty
Found in the unaware smiling faces of the children of a hated race;
In the worst dazzling morning of your life;
Looking from the weed filled lot to the sleeping robin blue of the sky;
Listening to the symphony of traffic above an adagio of wind through oak trees;
Walking down the street in the evening, the scent of dinners sing.

The world is a mirror of infinite beauty
And we are lucky, lucky to for a moment become a witness.

 

Marc Janssen lives in a house with a wife who likes him and a cat who loathes him. Regardless of that turmoil, his poetry can be found scattered around the world in places like Penumbra, Slant, Cirque Journal, Off the Coast and The Ottawa Arts Journal. Janssen also coordinates the Salem Poetry Project, a weekly reading, and the annual Salem Poetry Festival.

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