The Unbearable Brightness of Beauty

Beauty

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Beauty, your colours

Wash the eye with paint and pain

In rainbow prisms

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Beauty, your music

Astounds the ear to silence

In cadenced rhythm

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Beauty, your raw touch

Stirs the flesh to birth and death

In passion driven

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Beauty, your deep scent

Calls forth sudden memory

In flash unbidden

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Beauty, your rich taste

Licks the tongue to wild delight

In manna given

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Beauty, your glory

Ripples water, shatters stones

In revelation

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by Gail