Sonnet 12: Nature’s Beauty Does Not Give But Only Lends
Nature’s beauty does not give but only lends;
Youth’s beauty lasts only but a short time
Age racks the body that nature boldly sends
And worries make infirmity a crime.
Look in the mirror and what do you see?
Has nature given you its beauty gift?
What is the image staring back at thee?
Are you pleased with this sight and get a lift?
But despite the wrinkles of a future age
We must take advantage of nature’s charm
And not be too eager to turn the page
And to apply natures sweet lemon balm.
If nature failed to send you its beauty
Make sure kindness becomes your main duty.
Read this poem in other languages
This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.
Comments about this poem (Sonnet 12: Nature’s Beauty Does Not Give But Only Lends by David Wood )
The Road Not Taken
If You Forget Me
Still I Rise
Edgar Allan Poe
Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
William Ernest Henley
- Preposterous, Alem Hailu Gabre Kristos
- The Little Wood, Ruth Manning-Sanders
- The Moral Roundabout, Ruth Manning-Sanders
- The Old Wheelwright, Ruth Manning-Sanders
- The Idiot Girl, Ruth Manning-Sanders
- All the Steps, John Taggart
- Heimdall, Ruth Manning-Sanders
- Orange Berries Dark Green Leaves, John Taggart
- Horses To Market, Ruth Manning-Sanders
- Foreign Wife Elegy, Yuko Taniguchi