(13 Oct / Sainkul, Anandapur, Odisha, India)

Beauty

Was never form and never face
So sweet to SEYD as only grace
Which did not slumber like a stone,
But hovered gleaming and was gone.
Beauty chased he everywhere,
In flame, in storm, in clouds of air.
He smote the lake to feed his eye
With the beryl beam of the broken wave;
He flung in pebbles well to hear
The moment's music which they gave.
Oft pealed for him a lofty tone
From nodding pole and belting zone.
He heard a voice none else could hear
From centred and from errant sphere.
The quaking earth did quake in rhyme,
Seas ebbed and flowed in epic chime.
In dens of passion, and pits of woe,
He saw strong Eros struggling through,
To sun the dark and solve the curse,
And beam to the bounds of the universe.
While thus to love he gave his days
In loyal worship, scorning praise,
How spread their lures for him in vain
Thieving Ambition and paltering Gain!
He thought it happier to be dead,
To die for Beauty, than live for bread.

by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Its X Mas today My darling.. The greatest of the days The Auspicious birthday Of A divine child Off a Virgin mother, An occasion of Chorus From a Billion lips For the revered child... This poepoem is really amazing. Thanks for sharing. 10++++++
The greatest of the days The Auspicious birthday Of A divine child Off a Virgin mother, I appreciate this concept in that line. Thanks for sharing the poem. 10 marks. Thanks
The Auspicious birthday Of A divine child Off a Virgin mother, An occasion of Chorus From a Billion lips For the revered child... Beautiful concept of love, respect and harmony. Love it. 10. Nitu
Had you been in my life Ages Ago, in some Century Lost in the dustbin of past We would have celebrated This moment, Somewhere on a shore By the Sea, Or Beside a table Under the Candle light- In some Hotel or A modern Restaurant, In the fading reflections Of the candle On the droplets of Sweat on our faces, Like the droplets of dew of tears Down the cheeks, In A warm wish and A sweet message For the ensuing New Year! ! ! Beautiful celebration of the x mas and the the birth of Christ. Loved it.10 for it.
A lovely poem commemorating a great day.... the birth of Jesus Christ! I enjoyed the way you have visualized how you would have celebrated this day in the company of your beloved!