The Whole of the Thing


An ekphrastic poem inspired by Ejnar Nielsen’s painting A Blind Girl Reading

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What I see
I see without sight.

The parable of the blind men
And the elephant
Says we each find a truth
And bear testament

That what we see
Is the whole of the thing;


I will hold space for your truth
…and mine
Trusting that Truth with a capital T
Is just another word for Love.



April Dawn Scheffler

Poet, Author, and Podcast Host of Scheffy’s Sandbox. Dream Interpreter, Numerologist, and Soul-Empowering Hypnosis practitioner.