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New Kind of Beauty

May 25, 2010
By wdickinson GOLD, Fredericksburg, Virginia
wdickinson GOLD, Fredericksburg, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
I was working on the proof of one of my poems all the morning, and took out a comma. In the afternoon I put it back again.
-Oscar Wilde

Tulips, Pansies, sway in the breeze.
Beauty in its simplest form.
Nature’s celebration of a new life.
Unconscious of the coming freeze.

Finches sing sweetly on flowered boughs.
Beauty in its simplest form.
Fortelling the spring ‘fore it arrives.
Not knowing that which would turn them to crows.

But soon it will come.
And with it a simple
Mother Nature’s work is done.

This abandoning comes with stunning force.
In the form of a cone-shaped savior.
Annihilation, the prarie replaced with black desert.
Taking pleasure from that life which it ends.

This starkness is a
New kind of beauty.
This is merely the
Beauty of mankind.

The author's comments:
I believe this poem is self-explanatory. The effect of man on the few remaining natural wonders left. The poem in its entirety was already planned in my head before I even wrote it out. Inspiration was almost unnecessary. More than just a warning. It is more than that. A prophecy. Perhaps of a future that is unavoidable. I certainly hope not.

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on Sep. 29 2010 at 6:52 pm
Thesilentraven PLATINUM, Mableton, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
"il piu nell' uno," (according to Emerson, an Italian expression for beauty)

"Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality" ~Emily Dickinson

"The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain"
~Kahlil Gibran

A great poem, to say in the least. Indeed, it's written like the solemn words of a dark prophecy. I wish all mankind could see the wisdom in this piece and understand it. Maybe then, the tulips and pansies would still sway in the wind. Very well done.