What lies within
It is said that beauty lies in the eye of the beholder
But I’ve come to see that if you look close enough
You can find beauty almost anywhere.
I’ve come to find that if you love dispassionately,
Like the benevolent rain that falls upon all beneath it
What’s ‘ugly’ and ‘beautiful’ alike,
Only then will you see that beauty blooms impartial
Without the prejudice of appearance
Unswayed by social concepts and ideals
For beauty can come from nature or from nurture
Gray rocky alcove
Barren but for nature’s care
Life sprouts from within
Sometimes I wonder through the wilderness
To see the power of nurture
wielded in nature’s practiced hand
Wouldn’t these pines be so plain
If the wind did not frolic their scent all around
Wouldn’t that rock be mundane
If the water of ages did not sculpt it to astound
Wouldn’t the sun be so ugly
If ozone did not caress its scorching rays
Beauty lies everywhere, look and you shall see.
Soft baby blue sky
Made from a spectrum of light
One beauty, many parts
I wrote this in response to Colleen’s weekly challenge : poetry form(haibun)
And melded my two haiku along Frank’s photo prompt
I hope you enjoy it.
I sometimes ponder about beauty, can something bad be beautiful?