Poetics: Beauty in Ugliness




a combination of qualities such as shape, color, or form, that pleases the aesthetic senses, especially the sight.

Despite the definition, we all know that beauty is subjective. We are thankfully unique in our own tastes, opinions, expectations and the way in which we see or feel beauty.

There are some places, objects, creatures, images that are more pronounced in terms of ugliness. These are the ones I would like us to look at today…..with new eyes.

Find the beauty in the ugly. Open yourself up to discover something not as noticeable at first glance. Refuse to be repulsed by what you see. Embrace the ugliness and transform it into something beautiful before your eyes. Then pen it into a poem.

You may want to express the contrasts of perspectives or you may simply focus on the beauty alone. To be clear, I am not asking you to find…

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About Jonathan Caswell

Mr. Caswell has been composing poetry at least since High School. He has been on WORD PRESS for ten years and contributes to two other blogs beside this one. This blog has a Christian emphasis but all bloggers are welcome. Mr. Caswell chooses to---with permission--re[post material of interest

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