Accidental Beauty

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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.
Friday, October 13, 2006
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COMMENTS
Ken E Hall 28 May 2010
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 Susan Nathan.
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Ken E Hall 28 May 2010
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
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dr veenaa rai 05 August 2009
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
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, aryaindia 10 September 2008
Your consensus on accidental beauty is amazing. arya
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Don Mcwilliams 03 March 2008
Lyrically beautiful and profound, Gershon. Thanks for sharing. Best, Don
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Fred Babbin 06 December 2007
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.
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Linda Hepner 22 October 2006
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.
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Moon Batchelder 13 October 2006
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
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Joe Breunig 13 October 2006
How true - a wonderful rendition of what many people take for granted.
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