Light through Prisms

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LIGHT THROUGH PRISMS

Knowledge is great, we hunger to learn,
yet science cannot alone explain
the wonder we feel at nature’s play;

The beauty of light broken through prisms.

The light through fine raindrops high above
creating a rainbow at which we swoon and dream,
to which even songs are composed.
To the multitude of colours within,

Through bubbles, angles and light.

The glassblower’s art, so fascinating,
almost mystic as we watch.
I love observing, almost tear eyed;
Always walk out with one piece in my hand.

I have seen this wonder in snow crystals too
and yes, in a drinking glass.
In reverence we watch these bubbles in the sky,
in a studio, in a droplet on a grass;

Don’t let us forget bubbles of light 
rising from our hearts.

© miriam ivarson

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49 thoughts on “Light through Prisms

  1. Very uplifting, inspiring words reflecting the beauty of nature. I love the images you posted, they seems like miniature worlds. I have been to the original Waterford Crystal in Ireland, many years ago, and watched the glass blowers at work perfecting their crystal.

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    • Len, thank you so much for this beautiful comment. I feel that in all
      art we can draw on nature, our biggest teacher. Like you I feel the two globes look like miniature words, wonder if the artist meant that?

      Waterford Crystal in Ireland is indeed a beautiful place to visit. Hope you bought something.😊 .

      Miriam

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  2. Light, bubbles, pockets of mystical space – you use all of them beautifully as metaphors for capturing the wonders of life. Lovely, nuanced poem, Miriam. And the photos are gorgeous, allowing me to see what inspired you.

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    • What a wonderful comment and appreciation Sharon. Thank you !
      How happy I am that you felt for these metaphors and the meaning behind.
      Don’t encourage me 😊, I will take more photos.

      Miriam

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  3. Miriam,,
    These orbs of light are quite beautiful and easy on the eyes. It leaves one little to wonder why Galileo and Newton were so interested in light as you have shown us again with your beautiful words… jc

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  4. JC, thank you for your beautiful comment. I am glad you enjoyed the orbs and the poem. Galileo and Newton were deep thinking men and I wouldn’t be surprised if they admitted that they could explain all – except our hearts
    joy when seeing the beauty.

    Miriam

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  5. I am so very glad to hear that B. I do remember you telling me about it and
    taking photos of beautiful stained windows.
    Maybe you should do a post with your favourite pieces.
    Hug

    miriam

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  6. I, too, am enthralled by light through glass and water. I have colored bottles in my windows, but even a glass of water can show this magic. When swimming in a pool, I look for the wavy lines of light on the bottom and watch them as long as I can.

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  7. It’s true, Miriam. Science can explain how the things that move us happen. Refraction of light, harmonic tones, colour blends. What it cannot explain, and never will, is why the light shining though a raindrop, a single chord of music or a few brushstrokes of colour on a board can make our hearts and souls sing. Keep pointing out the beauty there is in this world.

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    • Thanks for your beautiful response Peter. Science is fascinating but I am
      sure they will never be able to put our soul under the microscope. 😊 .
      Our reactions to all things of beauty – and sadly cruelty – is not a measurable fact. It can also vary from person to person.

      I will indeed continue finding the beauty here on Earth and Universe, even with risk of repeating myself.

      miriam

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  8. Miriam, you wonderfully bring alive the sheer magic of ‘bubbles of light’, taking us from your personal love for glass work, to nature’s gifts of light prisms. The inherent beauty of these tactile objects in your poem are dwarfed by the ultimate bubble of light of your last two lines:
    ‘Don’t let us forget bubbles of light
    rising from our hearts.’
    Wow! I would expect no less from you but yet you always surprise, leave our spirits soaring after reading your poems! And as always your photos are a visual treat. 😀

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  9. Annika, thank you for this very beautiful response, it lifted my heart.
    You have so magically woven in the three aspects of light and air I used and
    given wings to my words. Wow, that is a gift.
    Thank you for quoting the last stanza, that is important to me.

    Miriam

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  10. Wow Bela, it must be great to be able to create the stained glass art.
    I love seeing stained glass windows in Cathedrals.

    Nature taught us well, lessons there every day.
    Thank you for your lovely comment.

    Miriam

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  11. Julie,
    Thank you for these beautiful words. So much praise from you could make me quite dizzy. 😊 . I often see nature as the source for most art and the prisms definitely belong there. Water, air and light.

    Miriam

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  12. I am glad you liked this, Miriam. Nature is indeed the inspiration and what
    supports us through life. All the bubbles made me think f how magical all
    really is.

    miriam

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