Thursday, June 11, 2009

The Poetry of Beauty

All around us is
the poetry
of beauty.

The age-old impassioned yearning
of humanity
for the timeless, unsurpassed achievement
of created exquisiteness,

in sound
or in art,

in poetry
or in form,

unfolds for us
that which is beyond ourselves.

As we hunger for this beauty--
this order--
spending hours with the paint brush
or the pen,

with the clay
or the computer,

we toss aside our weak attempts
and start again.

We search each stranger's face
for the perfect beauty
that we know exists

for even our imperfect minds
have conceived it.

Beauty will save the world.
~Theodore Dostoyevsky


TACParent said...

Very, very nice. I love the layout and all that is conveys. As I was reading I was wondering how/if you would fit "computer" into it, since that is where I do most of my writing. And you did! It is nice to see you "come alive" again with your writing.

Dymphna said...


Linda S. Socha said...

Love the poem! I can relate to it on many levels! I like the note worthy additiona of computer

Dymphna said...

Thanks, Linda! I didn't want to overlook the creative possibilities of the computer!

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