Beauty: The Contradiction

Beauty: The Contradiction

A Poem by Mason Rayburn

Could something beautiful come from this hand?
From THIS hand?
To be beautiful is to be perfect, is it not?
Perfection, it is not.
Perhaps to be perfect, imperfection is key.
The key to unlocking perfection?
Would it be better to choose imperfection then?
To choose the lesser over the greater?
Perhaps to be lesser is to be greater.
The beautiful then is what is least among us.
Among those striving for perfection, the least of us.
Beauty is a contradiction then.
To be truly beautiful, you must acquire the opposite of beauty.
To run from beauty is to gain it.
Running from what we know?
How do we know that our beauty is truly beautiful?
Surely none can judge such a thing.
But surely there is one.

© 2013 Mason Rayburn


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This is wonderful. I have no negative words. :)

Posted 8 Years Ago


Wow! A journey from being imperfect to be perfect. So many questions & answers about beauty. I really liked your work.

Posted 8 Years Ago


Recently,I praised the beauty of the wife of a person.That person didn't appreciate my praise.I didn't know why.He argued that beauty was a relative thing.I told him I found your wife a beauty as a beholder.This is my certificate based on my feeling.Anybody else could make personal assessment.
Mason,I do agree with you that 'Beauty is a contradiction' when considered as relative.
I agree with Jessica that 'beauty is decided by the beholder in comparison of what they consider ugly'.
Wonderful mind blowing piece.

Posted 8 Years Ago


Mason Rayburn

8 Years Ago

It seems to be the way to think of beauty in my opinion. One person cannot have the right to decide .. read more
zainul

8 Years Ago

Agreed :)
I personally loved your third and fourth line the way they transpose each other and the idea. Is there a key, I want to find it. It has to be better than where I am. very interesting thoughts here, beauty is decided by the beholder in comparison of what they consider ugly. Lotta great symbolize I thought. nice piece.
Jessie

Posted 8 Years Ago


Jessica Gillitzer

8 Years Ago

those are beautiful words. Beauty is like stained glass it's wonderous nature is often best found in.. read more
Mason Rayburn

8 Years Ago

I'll try not to disappoint. ^_^
Jessica Gillitzer

8 Years Ago

8-) < 3

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