Eternal Beauty

Her painted face lies

No movement to betray thought

The ground accepts her

3 Comments on “Eternal Beauty

  1. Hmmm…a poem that really makes you ponder what it’s trying to say. The speaker is dead, I presume, with a face frozen in time and painted forever beautiful.

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    • Indeed! I wanted to write something a little ambiguous so it could potentially be understood in two or three different ways, but at the time or writing, I was thinking about visiting my Grandma in the funeral home after she died, and how life-like she looked; and how it was all a lie. Even the title is a lie, because that final beauty is fleeting as decay sets in. My Grandma was cremated, not buried, but a burial had alternative connotations for the poem. 🙂

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      • Oh wow, it’s fascinating to hear the behind-the-scenes of the poem, and what was going through your mind as you were writing it. It definitely makes me see the poem in a new light. Now I’ll be reminded of your grandmother whenever I read it.

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