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.
This is a beat up Garage poem full of dust and grease.ReplyDelete
Loved the prompt!ReplyDelete
I have linked in a poem about aged couple.ReplyDelete
starting with a slightly used one... :)ReplyDelete
I loosely based this poem on a novel I read in high school.ReplyDelete
Thanks for being here.
Oh this was funReplyDelete
I wrote three short poems a few days ago. I don't think it is much of a stretch to say there is ugliness and beauty in each one. Tell me what you think.ReplyDelete
My poem is written with something of a 'social conscience'.ReplyDelete
The people we all see every day, in every city in the world.
The human faces, we usually turn away from....
Especially as winter approaches..
Phew that was hard~ReplyDelete
I wrote a fresh one about a girl fight that I once broke up. The key poetic inspiration was how the fight was described as beautiful.ReplyDelete
This one deserves attention. I will take some time to reflect.ReplyDelete
Ollie - yours sounds so interesting, can't wait to finish mine so that I can visit yours!
posted one, thanks for the inspiration.ReplyDelete
A rather harsh one, kids - true story.ReplyDelete
Here is my entry.One that I had written before.ReplyDelete
Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend! :-)ReplyDelete