A Tragically Beautiful Mind

A charming smile,
A chiseled face,
A figure of grace

We call the idol, “doll.”

A gentle spirit,
A thoughtful mind,
A heart that is kind

We call the virtue, “dull.”

The flowing gold hair,
The doe-like eyes
For her the heart sighs

We call the idol, “doll.”

The hands holding books.
The watchful eyes.
At her the heart sighs

We call the virtue, “dull.”

Petrarch says, “She ruled in beauty ‘ore this heart of mine.”
Shakespeare says, “Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind.”

We call the idol, “doll.”
We call the virtue, “dull.”

4 thoughts on “A Tragically Beautiful Mind

  1. Katharyne, This was a very insightful and moving poem! This is such stark contrast of the age old and continuing issue of looking at the outside packaging versus the inner beauty and values. Thank you for sharing this with us in such a moving way!

    Loved your statement on Home. I appreciated you coming to visit me on my blog and hoped you enjoyed it. Come visit anytime. I will be looking forward to following your future posts!!

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  2. Sorry, forgot to tell you that if you are interested in writing poetry, and Please, please do it is great, you might want to check out a book that I have really adored that has really helped me – Poemcrazy – check out the reviews on Amazon. It is well worth every penny!!! Let me know what you think.

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    • Thank you so much for your kind comments and recommendations. I am always looking for ways to improve my writing so I will defiantly check out that book. I have also really enjoyed reading your poetry, thank you for sharing!


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