Sunday, March 24, 2024


Hand on a tree.

Wise enough to know, that I do not know,
The mysteries, reasons, answers, solutions.
I know I am a vessel, only.

But, in the being of that one thing,
I receive warmth of sun and the prisms of rain,
I hear melodies of sea and wind and laughter of children,

I take in the miracles all around,
I feel and learn from it all,
The love, the pain, the wonderment.
I open myself,
Perceiving, believing in this pure idea,
Dreamed from some divine inspiration,
This totality,
This that is,
Perhaps, more than enough knowledge
To fill one vessel,
For a lifetime.
Photo at top: Flickr photo.

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Annette Pisano-Higley is a Registered Nurse living in both Albany and Florida. She is a published song-lyricist and published a book of her original Adirondack poetry, with photography by her husband Walter Higley, Adirondack Echoes, available on Annette’s book was inspired by their idyllic summers at the beloved family Camp on Limekiln Lake, Inlet, in the beautiful Adirondacks. Her second book, Kaleidoscope, is an eclectic collection of original poetry as inspired by the ever-changing colors and directions of life.


10 Responses

  1. Bill Ott says:

    If my wife turns around and sees the tears running down my cheeks, she won’t believe my explanation. I have been reading my hero JFK lately, and your poem expands on a paraphrase of a line from one of his speeches that I have for my desktop background: “The greater our knowledge increases, the greater our ignorance unfolds. Thankyou.

  2. Annette Pisano Higley says:

    Hello Bill, and my thanks goes out to you for your kind read and your wonderful, sharing, moving words. JFK was also my hero and your words made me tearful too! I’m so honored that my poem reminded you of him. Blessings.

  3. Jim Leach says:

    Thank you, Annette. A moving thought to begin the week.

    • Anette Pisano Higley says:

      Hello there friend Jim! Thank you so much as always for your affirming words & hope you all are well there. Wishing you a Happy, Healthy, Blessed Easter too!

  4. Tom Mangano says:

    Thank you for these words of wisdom, Annette!

    • Annette Pisano Higley says:

      Hello and thank you Tom. True wisdom is to know we can never achieve it in this life I think…we should be satisfied for the smallest of insights

  5. Chuck Massoud-Tastor says:


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