Beauty In Imperfection

The rugged bark of an old tree
with imperfection due to its cracks
is a wondrous thing of beauty
and it's the imperfection that attracts

We know that a star-shaped flower
does not make a perfect star
Yet it has a certain loveliness
that induces a sense of wonder

A hand-crafted ceramic bowl
because of its asymmetry
is a wonderful artefact
that is valued very highly

An old-time cobblestone street
has a unique charm and quaintness
due to its imprecise pattern
that gives it it's loveliness

Perfection is not easy to attain
and even more difficult to sustain
Beauty lies in imperfection
and they are a natural combination
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Posted: Dec 2013

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beautifulyou
Perfectly imperfect socrates,
ty for this expression of beauty rose
gnj4u
Hi, socrates44,
Ah, Beauty In Imperfection captures, perhaps precisely, the Perfection of imperfection while it begs the questions, "What is perfection?" and "Who gets to define it?". Thanks for sharing this delightful verse.
Poetnumber1
Great work Socrates. I thoroughly enjoyed this one from you.
trurorobonline today!
Imperfection said perfectly.
Rob
socrates44online today!
Thank you, beautifulyou, for your comment. It is my pleasure to share. Have a delightful day!
socrates44online today!
Thank you. gnj4u, for your comment. You have raised some very important questions. Perhaps, you can explore them in a poem of your own. Have a charming day!
socrates44online today!
Thank you, poet, for your comment. I am glad you enjoyed the piece. Have a great day!
socrates44online today!
Thank you, Rob, for your kind comment. Have a nice day!
rapturecapture
Hi socratess

You have style and grace in your wonderful poem.
Really enjoyed reading
Thank you for sharing
Merry Christmas
Martina xxxhug kiss angel wave
socrates44online today!
Hi Martina,
Thank you for your kind comment. I am glad you enjoyed the piece. It is my pleasure to share. Have a wonderful day!
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