“I park, pause, take heed. Breathe. Just breathe and sit.”
Seamus Heaney, (The Blackbird of Glanmore)
The world is quite beautiful
When you look with your eyes
And not with a screen.
So, put down the phone,
Close the Facebook app and
Take in the beauty around you-
Beauty that needs no filter.
Take time to “park, pause, take heed”
Enjoy the natural and not the electrical
Write your poem in pencil, in silence,
Without the clicking of the keyboard
Travel the world on your feet to
Create a Google Map in your head.
Read books, not Wikipedia,
Buy a newspaper instead of reading
Yet another online article.
Take away the screen of false images
Blocking you from the real beauty
That technology is beginning to hide.