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Below is the poem entitled BALLADE TO MATURE BEAUTY which was written by poet Albert Price. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Easy comes beauty in youth’s natural spring,
But with age its mellow dimensions grow.
Like to a bud, a full bloom, age will bring.
With grace its beauty does ebb and glow,
Its liberty allows its new functions to show.
Mature beauty is and will be admired always,
Youth’s beauty and its esteem goes to and fro,
But ageless deeper beauty has endless days.

Mature beauty has a melody to sing,
And this it releases so that you will know,
The elegance and blessing of its echo’s ring.
The evidence of a mind is part of its show,
For it opens tastefully with a view to bestow.
Ageless beauty never lacks for praise.
The beauty of life’s spring may lose its glow,
But ageless deeper beauty has endless days.

In poetry and melody its praises we bring,
For mature beauty’s many dimensions we know.
With fervid dignity I see it take to wing,
Giving the young buds an inspiring show.
May you long guide youth as they grow,
Leading them in elegance the celestial ways.
So youth will  know how easy beauty may go,
But ageless deeper beauty has endless days.

Now young buds aspire to full blooms grow,
And become worthy of nature’s timeless praise.
Allow your charm in majesty and grace to glow,
And may your ageless beauty have endless days.

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  1. Date: 5/3/2009 9:30:00 PM
    Albert, my belated congrats in making the semi finals...Raul

  1. Date: 3/29/2009 11:30:00 AM
    Well, I've run out of adjectives for this one!! I've written several poems on aging but never one as uplifting as this ... perhaps when you're going through it you can't see the beauty for the pain ... smile ... this is going on my favorites list. This is just a very well deserved selection to be a feature this week at the Soup, Albert. Congratulations !!

  1. Date: 3/29/2009 4:23:00 AM
    What on uplifting view. Nice use of rhyme and imagery. Congratulations on having your poem featured. I wish you ongoing success with your writing. Karen

  1. Date: 3/27/2009 11:53:00 PM
    So wonderful are the words of this write. What a beautiful way to look at life, age, and maturity. It makes me appreciate my age and growing older each day. Congratulations on being featured this week, it is so well deserved. Smiles from Lolita

  1. Date: 3/27/2009 10:14:00 AM
    sometimes beauty does'nt even show up until it grows older and fill out i love a well seasoned woman for everything she has. and i do say to myself often i like the momma more than i like the daughter. i couldn't say that when i was younger. but now i can say it with pride i love you sexy momma. john

  1. Date: 3/27/2009 3:04:00 AM
    Now young buds aspire to full blooms grow, And become worthy of nature’s timeless praise.....great and glorious is thy pen. this piece is awesome. keep writing and congrats on a well deserved feature... Adeleke

  1. Date: 3/26/2009 9:24:00 AM
    Congrats Albert on your poem "Ballade to Mature Beauty" being featured this week. Vince

  1. Date: 3/25/2009 10:48:00 AM
    Congratulations on your excellent poetry being featured this week Albert. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 3/24/2009 2:23:00 PM
    Just wonderful, I needed that verse looking at my wanning glow. Thank you!

  1. Date: 3/23/2009 6:03:00 AM
    Congratulations on your wonderful poetry being featured this week! Love, Shar

  1. Date: 11/17/2008 3:19:00 PM
    Wow! This is wonderful, my new found friend. I love it and also the lesson it holds. Quite the talented write. Love Christie