Beauty by the Beast

Golden Gate Bridge, Parasol Pine and Gooses

Golden Gate Bridge, Parasol Pine and Gooses

AnElephantCant possibly define beauty
He is not sure if anyone can
What makes your heart sing
Depends on so many things
Whether you’re AnElephant a woman or a man

There are those who perceive beauty everywhere
Every goose every wave every tree
Every child every horse
Whereas others of course
Roll up a newspaper when they see a bee

These are the people who never look upwards
To the castles or the clouds in the sky
They look at their feet
As they walk down the street
Do their eyes never light up with joy

AnElephant loves swallows and rivers
He is enchanted by rainbows a beach and the moon
A giraffe ambling by
A divine butterfly
A cicada or frog as they play nature’s tune

But he can also be moved by things man made
By cities like Venice and San Fran he has savoured
By bridges fast cars
By music and art
And he is emotionally wrecked by Michelangelo’s David

He remembers watching the sun rise from the Pacific
He gazes in wonder at stars dancing above
He is utterly enthralled
Because he sees with his soul
To him beauty is in the smile of each person he loves

Jack with the Animal Guy and a Beastie

Jack with the Animal Guy and a Beastie

About AnElephantCant

An artist/writer/poet combination whose blogs reflect an approach to life that celebrates nature and takes a tongue-in-cheek view of most issues. So you get rhymes and doodles, photographs and comment. Irreverent and irrelevant. Occasionally funny, sometimes serious, mostly pointless. https://anelephantcant.me/
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7 Responses to Beauty by the Beast

  1. jwdwrites says:

    I don’t where you get them all from! 🙂

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  2. Penny L Howe says:

    Beautiful words by anelephantcan’t! 🙂 xo

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  3. nightlake says:

    Just human nature to be absorbed with problems of life and overlooking the beauty of nature and work of art. But, some people can appreciate the beauty despite their burdens. A lovely poem

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  4. tchistorygal says:

    Great poem! 🙂

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  5. Alastair says:

    AnElephant always tells a good tail
    This one is Beauty and the Beast
    The animals and creatures
    And the man made features
    Give us an image to say the least

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