What Lies Within #haibun

Colleen’s weekly challenge .

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

©2020 Frank J. Tassone. Frank says this spot is called Getrude’s Nose, a Rocky promenade located in Minnewaska Preserve State Park, in the Shawangunk Mountains outside New Paltz, New York (about a 2 hour drive out of NYC)

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?

31 Comments Add yours

  1. mariamichaela says:

    This is beautiful. 🌹

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you Michaela. 🌷🌸💛

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  2. “Beauty lies everywhere, look and you will see it.” Can’t agree more Jude. Nature is an absolute marvel which delights the eyes and the soul. Only man is blind to admire and experience her beauty.🌸🌹

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you Radhika, it’s all around us. And people also have unique beauty within themselves

      Like

  3. Sadje says:

    Beautiful poem.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you Sadje🌼🌸🌷

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome Jude.

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  4. Jude, the depth of your wonderment knows no bounds. This is excellent work! ❤

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Colleen 🌼

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you 🙏🏾

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  5. memadtwo says:

    I agree, beauty is everywhere. And how beautifully you have said it. (K)

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    1. judeitakali says:

      I’m glad you like this K, thank you 🌷

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  6. Your words are splendid
    “I’ve come to find that if you love dispassionately,
    Like the benevolent rain that falls upon all beneath”

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Gabriella 🌼. I’m always encouraged by your appreciation

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      1. My pleasure Jude. You are great 🌸

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      2. judeitakali says:

        Thank you 😊🤗

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      3. My pleasure Jude 💕

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  7. Anisha says:

    Beautiful message. I loved the way you associated with marvels of nature! ❣

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you Anisha, I really felt good while I was composing this one. I’m glad you like it

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      1. Anisha says:

        My pleasure!

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  8. Anisha says:

    Also, something bad can also be beautiful at times.

    For instance, when a person who is close but toxic leaves, there’s more light even with pain.

    When a kitty kills a sparrow, we feel pity for the victim but the predator just killed for his hunger.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      This is great Insight, it does help to put things in perspective, thank you Anisha

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  9. justcalmwildness says:

    This is beautiful in a literal and deep way. Made me think about beauty in a different perspective.

    yes!! Everything is beautiful in its own way!!

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    1. judeitakali says:

      I’m glad it gave you some more perspective. Thank you for sharing that Jackie🌸🌷

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