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Hardly original, but still my perspective

Beauty is openness,

beauty is truth,

beauty is not the shallow absence of imperfections

absent mindedly bestowed by youth.


In notions objects and places,

it's far easier to be objective about the subject

of this most subjective of emotions

than it is when we consider faces.


For beauty in people goes deeper,

lasts longer,

is marked over years

by the well placed wrinkle around the eyes,

which, even through tears, retain their sparkle.


Transient and ephemeral,

you can't bottle it and yet it is transferable,

for true love is an interaction based not on attraction

but instead on a subconscious or unwilled transaction of... beauty,

whereby if were to keep score,

both those who are loving and those who are loved

become more beauty-filled than they were before.


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Mark Mr T Thompson

Wed 29th Dec 2010 10:57

Thanks Isobel I have written a few around this subject, I'll post a couple the others up.

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Wed 29th Dec 2010 10:34

This deserves a few readings Mark. I love the ideas in this and the conclusion about being 'beauty-filled' rather than beautiful is a marvellous play on words and ideas.

I would agree that people who love and are loved look different. The love and the happiness and confidence that they get from that love uplifts them in some way. I've had the piss taken out of me for saying it - but you really have to feel good inside to project that onto the outside - not that your poem is too concerned with looks - I understand that much. x

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