Wednesday, August 12, 2015

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image from Topaz facts...



OF BEAUTY
Speak to me of beauty i say
To my muse sitting atop the mountain peak
She and i sip lemon drops that slide down
From the throne of heaven

To my muse sitting atop the mountain peak
I have asked a question she is shy in retort
Or may be i am hurried in my seeking
Only the drift of clouds can span this gap

She and i sip lemon drops that slide down
Into a bowl of topaz crystals so precious
I'm almost afraid to reach for them
To be so flawless, so like the sun, variant

From the throne of heaven
Pours forth satiety, warmth and goodness
Honesty, clarity, applause and smiles, joy
Yet beauty lies within the seeker's reach
© gillena cox







Written in response to the prompt today
Poets United Midweek Motif ~ Beauty

28 comments:

  1. I specially loved the last stanza.. its pure gold!
    Well penned :D

    Lots of love,
    Sanaa

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  2. I think you have to seek it not that it is not there but it is often clouded by our day unless we take that intentional time to sit and sip the lemon drops

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    1. Thank you for your appreciation X

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  3. Thank God that "beauty lies within the seeker's reach"...we only need those eyes...love the poem and specially the final stanza....

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    1. Happy you dropped in to read mine Sumana

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  4. Yes, beauty DOES lie within the seeker's reach...hopefully each seeker realizes this!

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    1. Thanks for dropping in to read mine Mary

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  5. I love "she is shy in retort or maybe I am hurried in my seeking" - and your closing lines are wonderful!

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    1. Happy you dropped by Sherry
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  6. Yes! Beauty lies within the seeker's reach. Well written :)

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  7. what a beautiful expression - the lemon drops are magical

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    1. Happy you dropped by Leslie

      Much love..

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  8. Oh, what a delightful vision you create! You obviously have a great friendship with your muse. :-)

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    1. Thanks for dropping in to read mine Rosemary

      Much love...

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    2. Beauty in our eyes is for us alone. What we see others may not for what touches us may not touch them. Beautiful poem Gillena.

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    3. Thanks for your appreciation Robin

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  9. I really like that first stanza. Sets up the mystery of the piece.

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    1. Thanks Matthew. Happy you. Dropped in

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  10. If only the seeker could reach out further. Going the extra mile so they say!

    Hank

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    1. Thank you for your appreciation Hank

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  11. You really captured the fear we have of accepting the beauty before us. We are all so concerned with getting a diamond we fail to see the flawless topaz right before us.

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    1. Thank you for your appreciation GL

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  12. What beautiful lemon drops fall from heaven. Gillena this is a beautiful poem. The last line is precious.

    (Sorry I took so long to visit. My grandkids have been visiting. That takes up all my energy.)

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    1. Ah grandkids. A lovely way to be swamped. Thanks for dropping Myrna

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  13. Wise words, Gillena. Heaven showers us with beauty, but how few of us are perceptive enough to open our fingers and grasp it - it's within the reach of every one of us!

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    1. Thanks for our appreciation Nicholas

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