Beauty

I’ve wandered to the furthest ends of the earth

Peered over the edge at the fulgent stars

Whirling like fireflies in the darkling sea;

I’ve sunk beneath waves innumerable

And sojourned in the lost temples of Atlantis

Reveling with the quicksilver dolphins;

I’ve fallen asleep at the feet of mountains

Waking as they raised the sun between them

Like a cup overfull with multicolored flame;

And I’ve walked the gardens of Shangri-La

Among statues of marble and gold and stardust

That recited poetry long-forgotten when I drew near;

But never have I seen a sight as breathtaking

As when all the women of the world

Rose as one and sang with many-tongued voice:

“I, too, am beauty.”

3.8.19

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s