The ugly that is beautiful
It seems poetry is one of the best places to beautify the otherwise drab or disgusting. As poets we have the creative ability to turn the ugly into the beautiful and amazing.We romanticize death, give shape and allure to the simplest of things, we bring life and beauty to the cobwebs.
Have you ever looked at or considered something beautiful that most others find hideous? My fiancé and I recently painted and decorated our guest bathroom and most folks think it’s horrible, the rest kindly try to wash their hands quickly after doing the deed and choose not to comment (personally we like those responses the best because it’s fun to watch them squirm and try to be kind). We know its offensive to the eye but that’s part of the beauty for us.
What do you consider beautiful in life that gets neglected or thought of as disgusting? Take this week’s prompt and paint a verbal picture of beauty. Make the beast handsome, show us that age is elegance, bring light into the dark dusty room. You are the poet who paints beauty and we can’t wait to see what inspires your canvass.