#WQWWC – Beauty


Last week, Colleen put up a challenge tagged Beauty and like you know, she brings out the fresh lyrics in me.

Whether in the eye of the Beholder

Or vested in the thing itself, I see Beauty

Sometimes revealed and loud, undeniable

Hidden, calm and not proud, not definable

It’s in the morning unfolding between dusk and dawn

Radiating from the eyes, dancing to the lips in smiles

A giggle and it spreads its arms in affection, that’s Beauty!

It’s the stolen kiss between spouses in a crowd

Lost in a world with no walls, stares or frowns

Beauty in the dark, as in the Light

Glowing, refusing to be bound by limitations

Allowing the crack add spice to smoothness

I could go on and on, but no need to…

When you have seeing eyes and believing hearts…

There will always be Beauty!

Golden cracks: the Japanese art of kintsugi values breakage and imperfections.Gerda

“There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.”  Leonard Cohen, Selected Poems, 1956-1968

©2016. Frances Kelvin Otung. All rights reserved

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7 responses »

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  2. I love that quote by Leonard Cohen it’s magnificent. Your poem is lovely as well. I like the picture of the blue glass. I do see the beauty in it. Thanks for introducing me to the Japanese art of kintsugi. I’d like to look further into that. 🙂

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    • Yippee! Vashti, I’m practically jumping in my seat. I remembered, I had seen a fixed vase in my office and someone didn’t particularly like it.
      Then I read about the Japanese art of Kintsugi and now I look forward to seeing beauty in everything.


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