The Most Beautiful Poem by M.J. Lemon

The Most Beautiful

Rating: 5.0


Alive in doubt danger or hope
from burial to birth- Acceptance
of any invitation makes for grief or mirth
More often taken and spilled

Than honoured and cherished-
in absentia the clay is clay.
Its life courses through corridors
not sanguine but imperturbable

As I rush past, you stop
you- tranquil, free;
I feel in control but where
senses angle inward

The wonder on earth,
the most beautiful being
blossoms in shadows fleeting
with one too arrested, unseeing

Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Topic(s) of this poem: love
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Dr Dillip K Swain 15 January 2021

This beautiful poem justifies its title. Not a single stanza but all stanzas are my favorites. However, I was arrested at your wonderful finishing. A marvelous composition.

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M.J. Lemon 15 January 2021

Dillip, so much appreciated! Thank you.

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Susan Williams 17 October 2020

Oh my word but this one speaks to our souls, Mj. There's love and wistfulness, wisdom and folly, regret and thanksgiving all tangled together just like in life. This is what writing is all about- a moment of sublimity. Which we pursue poem after poem! Onto my fav list where it will sit with so many of your greats. Top marks, of course.

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M.J. Lemon 30 December 2020

Many thanks, Susan. And thank you for all of your wisdom these past few years. Happy New Year!

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Geeta Radhakrishna Menon 20 August 2020

Sometimes, in life, the most beautiful, is just a little spark that fades away too quickly. A fleeting moment, so wondrous yet so elusive. Wonderful poem MJ.......10 .

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M.J. Lemon 30 December 2020

Thank you so much, Geeta. What is beautiful certainly is fleeting....Thank you again.

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Leeann Azzopardi 02 May 2020

A beautiful verse that helped me through this morning Thank You MJ

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Mj Lemon 02 May 2020

Thank you so very much, LeeAnn.

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Chinedu Dike 08 January 2020

A poignant bit of verse written in persuasive poetic expressions with artistic brilliance. An insightful work of art. Thanks for sharing and do remain enriched.

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Mj Lemon 09 January 2020

Many thanks. Your words are truly appreciated.

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