Thursday, February 16, 2017

The Beauty of Decay

A thought for today

Is the tulip only beautiful
when it shows petals
in perfect formation
with the right combination and qualities 

of shape and colour

Consider the petals tight together 
as if reluctant to share their secret 

Stretching upwards
they open up

One by one, the petals fall off 
An unfolding piece of art

The Beauty of Decay

Are we humans only beautiful 
when we are the perfect specimen 
with the right combination and qualities 
of ability and strength

Consider a life unfolding 
full of unknown promise 
We reach out 
Open up

An illness strikes 
Decay sets in

We are still beautiful

  • This quote appears in Into the Light available here from €20

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