On Beauty

Soren Christensen sorenchristensen.com

Soren Christensen sorenchristensen.com

have taken
beauty to hand
turned it into shame
all for the sake of fear
that standing in its light
their ugliness appear
and unmasked they
find themselves

“The human soul needs actual beauty more than bread.” ~ D.H. Lawrence


About Peter Notehelfer

I'm a retired people person who now finds the time to watch the little details of the world without worrying about being watched by anyone . . . I live on an Island north of Seattle with my wife named Ellen, a yellow dog named McGee, a yellow cat named Gatzby, and four fine chickens . . . I read fiction, bake bread, smoke salmon, and fish whenever the weather allows . . . Oh, and yes, I try to write a poem every day simply to avoid senility!
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6 Responses to On Beauty

  1. Morgan says:

    Powerfully true…and sadly so

    Liked by 1 person

  2. ah, but what beauty is mine ugliness


  3. Cheryl Ruffing says:

    You plumb some serious depths with this one, Peter.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. It is sad that it holds a great deal of truth.


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