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The Pain of Too Much Beauty

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The Pain of Too Much Beauty


From this place in time
I can  see - only color
and reflections of color
and feel the cameleon nature
of change.

Winter will replace this paradise
scene soon, with whiteness,
grey water, bleached skies,
a monotone to sober thoughts
quell the jubilation and contain.

Life is its own lesson,
and wisdom comes without distraction.
Until all the beauty and the madness
overcomes us once again and we delight in it
completely,
having known pain.

 Suzanne Delaney

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  1. Date: 5/30/2013 7:12:00 PM
    My Dearest Suzanne, Xegrakio POETESS, S - N, Beautiful POETRY Writer, SuZ I missed YOU. I chose this POEM because of the Title : " The Pain of Too Much Beauty " I believe I have Lived this Magnificent MasterPiece I will send a SoupMail late tonght. I am watching RedSox, and I want to talk to YOU seriously. Congratulation on YOUR Win. I LOVE YOU ALWAYS and FOREVER, YOUR LOVING POETRY Friend, YOUR Eternal Liege...Harry

  1. Date: 5/30/2013 10:58:00 AM
    Ah yes my friend...From pain comes beauty and yes, even joy (although rarely in my case) This reminds me so much of Frost's 'To Earthward'...'There is no joy but lacks salt, that is not dashed with pain'...For the life of me I don't understand why this was not #1 hands down, no contest...

  1. Date: 5/24/2013 1:59:00 PM
    Congrats Suzanne, ... xool winning poem... PD

  1. Date: 5/23/2013 7:49:00 PM
    Life indeed, is it's own lesson, and wisdom comes to help us know what is important. What a wonderful poem this is! Congratulations!

  1. Date: 5/22/2013 1:00:00 AM
    The last two lines of the 2nd stanza made me return to it again and again. Beautiful and pensive write that I enjoyed a lot! :)

  1. Date: 5/21/2013 10:26:00 PM
    WoW. you REALLY captured the subject. Best of them all!!!! A fave.

  1. Date: 5/21/2013 10:21:00 AM
    And this is how humanity is truly forged...by living through risks, by daring ourselves to look on the inside of the surface. This was very deep. Excellent job!

  1. Date: 5/21/2013 2:33:00 AM
    You've added to that surfeit of beauty with this lovely poem, Suzanne. Loved it.-Red

  1. Date: 5/20/2013 10:42:00 PM
    Nice poem, Loved it

  1. Date: 5/20/2013 10:10:00 PM
    Wow, Suzanne! Does this make me think! Your title is super... the beauty of snow is, indeed, very blinding! "monotone to sober thoughts"... I'm not sure where you come up with these off the wall description, but please, keep 'em coming! You've captured the quite solemness of winter to the chaos of summer, really well!