Looking for the Beautiful for d’Verse

It’s a bummer to complain,

especially in poetry’s domain,

where folks want to be lifted high,

helped to loving  and to aspire

to transcendent nature and the rest

and bring out what in us is best.

But can one pretend that one is jolly

When all they can see is melancholy?

O turn your face to look at nature

and from its gifts select the pure.

Give up. for now, in finding love

and beauty in mankind’s trove,

for greed and sickly human pride

are rampant now and ride the tide.



About Nan Mykel

At 79, I was just about to stop keeping a journal, but that felt like accepting that growth was finished. I don't want to be finished, yet! I'm 80 now, and struggling to communicate with you, if you'll come and set awhile. P.S. My how time flies! I'm 83 now.
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11 Responses to Looking for the Beautiful for d’Verse

  1. lynn__ says:

    Human greed and sickly pride are enough to make us all melancholy, Nan.


  2. I think poetry can express all emotions… and there are man reasons to be sad.


  3. kim881 says:

    We all have those days when everything seems to be going wrong and we can’t pretend to be jolly. My husband’s been like that for years and it’s rubbing off on me too!


  4. Nan Mykel says:

    Sounds like he’s dragging you down. That isn’t good. hanks for your response, Kim!


  5. Waltermarks says:

    I guess we just have to take some pepto head off in a new train of thought. I like your reference to nature. There’s always something good to admire there


  6. Frank Hubeny says:

    Nice sound with the end rhymes.


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