Beauty Poems: 4 / 500


Rating: 3.3

The beautiful, the fair, the elegant,
Is that which pleases us, says Kant,
Without a thought of interest or advantage.

I used to watch men when they spoke of beauty
And measure their enthusiasm. One
An old man, seeing a () setting sun,
Praised it () a certain sense of duty
To the calm evening and his time of life.
I know another man that never says a Beauty
But of a horse; ()

Men seldom speak of beauty, beauty as such,
Not even lovers think about it much.
Women of course consider it for hours
In mirrors; ()

A shrapnel ball -
Just where the wet skin glistened when he swam -
Like a fully-opened sea-anemone.
We both said 'What a beauty! What a beauty, lad'
I knew that in that flower he saw a hope
Of living on, and seeing again the roses of his home.
Beauty is that which pleases and delights,
Not bringing personal advantage - Kant.
But later on I heard
A canker worked into that crimson flower
And that he sank with it
And laid it with the anemones off Dover.

Friday, January 3, 2003
Beauty Poems: 4 / 500
Topic(s) of this poem: beauty
Ruby Root 23 August 2006

I find this poem interesting how men think of beauty. I think in our society today it is not like that. People don't see the beauty around them. They are disillusion by material things fast cars, bars, fthe fast lane. Fake women. All that lipstick, high heels. What happened to being natural a little blush a walk in the woods. I would love to see what Wifred Own would say about our society today. Unkind, selfish, and cruel.

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Waleed Murad 19 April 2015

I think that the parenthesis symbolize the irony between the beauty of war and the beauty of the sea anemone which is as beautiful as it can come -Rotana Amer

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Edward Kofi Louis 08 January 2015

Nice piece of work. Thanks for sharing this poem with us. E.K.L.

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Gangadharan Nair Pulingat 09 September 2014

In fact I am reading this poem second time owing to its own beauty and I take it as an opportunity to read it in such happiness.

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Dawn Fuzan 27 April 2014

I like this one, its Good

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Alison Mujati 11 September 2020

A wonderful poem. I give you 10 on 10

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Nyaruri Paul 08 July 2019

Exclusive polite and good to recite and listen.

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nehashety 08 July 2019

" The announcement led to concerns that the U.S. was leaving Kurdish allies vulnerable to attacks from Turkey." Nonsense. the US just doesn’t want Syria to regain their oil reserves. http: // Amazing how some countries believe that their sanctions must be followed by every country in the world and they can illegally invade and occupy a country at their whim. Now whom exactly are the biggest threat to world peace?

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Anil Kumar Panda 08 July 2019

Beauty has so many definitions. it is just the mood of the onlookers. Some take pleasure watching vales and dales and rivers and hills while some look beauty in human faces and behaviors. A nice poem indeed. Loved it.10++++

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Kumarmani Mahakul 08 July 2019

Beauty has been well delineated in trhis poem. Thanks for sharing this poem by Wilfred Owen.

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