gershon hepner

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Accidental Beauty - Poem by gershon hepner

The beauty of a ruin may be best
appreciated by a rank outsider,
observing it as uninvited guest,
without the context of a view that’s wider.
Behind the fallen walls there often lie
sad stories of inhabitants who perished
in homes that once abandoned now supply
the ruins travelers long have cherished.
The pleasure coming from the accidental
beauty, burgeoning till it decays,
appeals to anyone who’s sentimental
when seeing signs of others’ judgment days.


Comments about Accidental Beauty by gershon hepner

  • Silver Star - 3,051 Points Ken E Hall (5/28/2010 3:16:00 AM)

    Accidental beauty is a beauty of a poem which can make up lots of pages of history ie the coliseum in Rome....thanks for the read
    regards
    PS Seeyou are an author, I have just started reading 'The Other Side of Israel' by
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  • Silver Star - 3,051 Points Ken E Hall (5/28/2010 3:10:00 AM)

    Accidental beauty is a beauty of a poem which can make up lots of pages of history ie the coliseum in Rome....thanks for the read
    regards (Report) Reply

  • Rookie dr veenaa rai (8/5/2009 9:19:00 PM)

    ruins of a life may look lovely to those who ve not suffered what the ruins were before they let go...sensitive piece of writing, dr sir (Report) Reply

  • Rookie , aryaindia (9/10/2008 10:34:00 AM)

    Your consensus on accidental beauty is amazing. arya (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Don Mcwilliams (3/3/2008 1:19:00 PM)

    Lyrically beautiful and profound, Gershon. Thanks for sharing.

    Best,
    Don (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Fred Babbin (12/6/2007 10:15:00 AM)

    Right on target. There are so many things we take for granted that are really double-edged. I think that's a major problem with the world today, especially when the two sides cut each other. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 57 Points Linda Hepner (10/22/2006 6:56:00 PM)

    How often for instance we are struck by houses or corners of cities that we know need to be preserved, while the locals who see them as antiquated wish to put up something new. Ruins too... ask Wordsworth. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Moon Batchelder (10/13/2006 4:32:00 PM)

    what a great poem...with great insights...not strictly for the purely obvious, but also if taken as a parable for other ruins...thanks so much (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 405 Points Joe Breunig (10/13/2006 4:05:00 PM)

    How true - a wonderful rendition of what many people take for granted. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, October 13, 2006

Poem Edited: Saturday, October 16, 2010


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