Three tiny poems about beauty
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Three tiny poems about beauty:
 
 
 
        < beauty >
     
     is the stuff you like
     
     but have forgotten 
     
     why
     
          - - -
     
     
     
     
        < beauty >
     
     this writing we do
      
     is not owned by Exxon Mobil
     (or Barclays or China or Google)
     
     though it would be
     
     if it were useful
     if it were valuable
     
     which is the beauty of 
     
     this writing we do
     
          - - -
     
     
     
        < beauty >
     
     they're shipping back 
     box after box of it
     
     too much
     
     there's too much 
     on the market
     
     and nothing
     
     just nothing 
     
     to use it for
     
          - - - 

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Comment made elsewhere but pasted here for grins:

It seems to me that the 'beauty' in poetry is the same 'beauty' that's
found everywhere else. And, as the first poem said, beauty is evoked
by something you liked for a specific reason (or your parents or
society or evolution did and you learned it from them/it/it). Later,
having forgotten the reason (or having never known it), you are left
with just the feeling. (Like learning to catch a ball, after a while you
don't have to think about it.)

Beauty is probably a positive motivator like the taste 'sweet', and like
the negative 'pain' and taste 'bitter'. We evolved to be able to feel it
because it helped us survive.
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#2
beauty

is pie
called steak
and kidney


created by Hollands
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#3

A fav of mine is Cabbage and Bacon Pie.

There's this Salvadoran bakery around here that makes all kinds
of pupusas (cornmeal covered savory pies). They have this pork
and plantain (cooking banana) one that is just incredible. They
also have a tripe (cow's stomach), hot(very) pepper, and yucca
root one. It's not that bad. Smile

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#4
Quote:there's too much
on the market

and nothing

just nothing

to use it for

It wouldn't be nearly as much fun to do if there was a reason to do it other than "just for the hell of it" Big Grin

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#5
Beauty: By me damn it

Is there beauty in everything?
Look at a rotten dog
Is there beauty in everyone?
Look at a hooker
Is there beauty in every place?
Look at a a trash dump
Is there beauty in everything?
Most definitely

Copyright Now, Me Inc.
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#6
A dog that rots in some back alley may
have been a staunch defender of its mate
and fallen foul of prejudice and hate
of doggy style -- but now it's one less stray.
And Candy Sue, whose fishnet buttocks sway
with practised ease to bid you conjugate,
poor lonely nerd so grossly overweight,
there's beauty in her bosomly display.

Though some may see the filth and curse the flies,
it's memory that rests in city tips
awaiting its compaction, or the fire;
just tilt your head a bit and squint your eyes
to see beyond the dark of the eclipse
and find the sun just waiting to inspire.


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(01-24-2012, 03:18 PM)Leanne Wrote:  A dog that rots in some back alley may
have been a staunch defender of its mate
and fallen foul of prejudice and hate
of doggy style -- but now it's one less stray.
And Candy Sue, whose fishnet buttocks sway
with practised ease to bid you conjugate,
poor lonely nerd so grossly overweight,
there's beauty in her bosomly display.

Though some may see the filth and curse the flies,
it's memory that rests in city tips
awaiting its compaction, or the fire;
just tilt your head a bit and squint your eyes
to see beyond the dark of the eclipse
and find the sun just waiting to inspire.

Such impeccably crafted rotten doggerel!

I felt at least two jabs of beauty as I read it.

The mark of a master is in not just getting the
rhyme and rhythm right; but in not being willing to
compromise the content as well. Willing... no, it's
obviously an involuntary compulsion on your part,
there's not a wit of free will involved. BUT: That
does NOT diminish your accomplishment in my eyes.

Kudos!

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I am getting treatment for it, I swear.

Just as soon as Hallmark collapses under its own cheese.
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#9
Beauty is a toothed vagina, and the lust to try everything once leads to true love.
What else are you gonna do with it?
Beauty is the only thing that doesn't give me a headache;
and the only thing that makes all the headache worthwhile.
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#10
the hints
of your jigsaw frame
its center imagined

striped squill
an eagle dive
the nook of your collarbone

green carving blue
feet on the dash
counting cows
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