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Wabi-Sabi A stunning beauty seen with moles on the cheek from a distance If be near, like spaceman, we find dry lowland area of dark rock, Shadows in holes where meteors hit, left craters, the Sun can’t hit. She relies on the Sun for light, the borrowed light throws on others And patronizes God-punished murderer Cain, adorned with horns Becoming more luring in getting the dark spots of Cain’s horns. As all of us hold secrets, never telling it to others She never ever shows her darker side to anyone of us We the poets, lovers, get enchanted, mad by this lunar beauty
========================================= ** God put Carn for murdering his own brother adorning with horns on the Moon as a punishment. Sometimes the dark spots on the moon looks like horns. *, wabi-sabi is Japanese word meaning “to find beauty in imperfection and profundity in nature*” +++++ Date : 12-5-13 Dr. Ram Mehta Contest: Seeing Beauty in Imperfection by nette onclaud =============================================================

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  1. Date: 1/16/2014 5:57:00 PM
    Dr. Ram Mehta, lovely poem showing us even the imperfect has admirable traits.

  1. Date: 12/18/2013 3:18:00 PM
    Enjoyed learning the name meaning here Dr Ram, good reading this winner..'

  1. Date: 12/18/2013 6:55:00 AM
    Nice win Dr Ram, Just keep them coming....Roger

  1. Date: 12/18/2013 6:51:00 AM
    very good Ram congrats on win Shadow x smile hug

  1. Date: 12/17/2013 9:49:00 PM
    nice win...PD

  1. Date: 12/17/2013 6:16:00 PM
    Dr Ram...this is an outstanding poem...congratulations

  1. Date: 12/17/2013 12:52:00 PM
    I love the poem and explanation. Congrats on a fine piece of writing.

  1. Date: 12/17/2013 10:47:00 AM
    - Congratulations on your winning poem in the: "SEEING BEAUTY..." contest, Dr.Ram. - A pleasure to read your poem and a pleasure to take part. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 12/8/2013 3:36:00 PM
    very good poem Ram gl in contest Shadow x smile hug

  1. Date: 12/6/2013 5:58:00 PM
    Dr. Ram: Thanks for your lesson in WabI Sabi. I am an artist and I enjoy drawing obese women and very old people .I always see a beauty and character in this and now you have defined it.

  1. Date: 12/5/2013 8:10:00 PM
    Lovely expressions! I really enjoyed reading. It has an unusual wisdom to it that I highly respect. Thanks again for sharing. Always, Laura

  1. Date: 12/5/2013 7:32:00 PM
    interesting poem enjoyed it very much l like how you used infused Japanese into the poem

  1. Date: 12/5/2013 5:22:00 PM
    Love the beauty and the combining of poetry and space cool write. cheri

  1. Date: 12/5/2013 5:04:00 PM
    A wonderful Poem Dr Ram. I love to look at the moon on my early morning walks. so much mystery in it's beauty. Hope you do well in the contest....Peter

  1. Date: 12/5/2013 10:14:00 AM
    Good morning Dr. Ram.

  1. Date: 12/4/2013 4:55:00 PM
    Very unique piece, I like it Dr.Ram.

  1. Date: 12/4/2013 3:50:00 PM
    so clever how you used that japenese phrase for this poem and this makes me wonder who you are describing!!

  1. Date: 12/4/2013 2:24:00 PM
    lovely write, Dr Ram

  1. Date: 12/4/2013 9:17:00 AM
    Yes, the moon does true enchantress....Thanks for the lesson! :) I didn't know what that term meant. That drew me in to read.