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Beauty Of Imperfection

Rating: 3.2

Hard shelled,
Smoothed by many currents, many tides,
Buffing it with all that sand
As waves cycle through,
A cool fleshy lump of life
Lifts a finger
To get the weather report
On the motion of the seas;
Lifts a hand to grab morsels
From the smorgasbord passing by.

And deep within the briny, sweet pulp
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Friday, July 3, 2009
Topic(s) of this poem: nature
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COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Siddharth Singh 12 August 2009

Very rarely amids't the imerfections in life comes a nearly perfect piece such as this. Wonderfully written, a 10.

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Indira Renganathan 27 July 2009

Absolute words creating a meaningful poem.. In a lifetime of imperfections Can we make even a single pearl? ....some people do make a pearl having a definite goal of their interest....thanks for sharing

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Broken Heart 17 July 2009

awesome poem! ! it is perfect: D 10++

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Susan Jarvis 12 July 2009

This poem is thought provoking and breathtakingly beautiful. The beguiling title is spot on for reeling the inquisitive reader in It caught me - hook, line and sinker! 'Beauty Of Imperfection' is perfect! S :)

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Sonya Florentino 08 July 2009

this is so beautiful Lillian... i would like to say perfect but I'll go down a notch and say almost perfect (as you say, beauty of imperfection) ... it brought to mind a poem I wrote called 'Beauty Unearthed'

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Dr Antony Theodore 17 August 2018

Turning and turning it, Bathing it in tears, Coating it with slime, Layer upon layer of pain and angst, Rubbing it like worry beads.. making a single pearl from imperfections........... great idea that you are spreading. for all those who are not very confident about their own creations, your poem will give them new energy..... tha nk u dear poetess. tony

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John Mccullagh 27 June 2014

Wonderful poem about the creative process. Good to read you again.

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fleur de lys 07 December 2009

Breathtaking, a poetic gem.

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John Mccullagh 09 November 2009

a pleasure to read and treasure

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a lovely write on a pearl...well this is a perfect pearl...10

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