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Beautiful Things

December 3, 2017
By jane_austen SILVER, New York, New York
jane_austen SILVER, New York, New York
6 articles 7 photos 2 comments

The sun rising at dawn, as beams of sunshine pierce the clouds, giving off the light of day.

The bright colors of a vegetable patch, ripening as the days pass by.

Glistening sparkles in the pond, cast by the sun.

The smile of a newborn child, waiting to discover the world.

Scattered clouds in the sky, floating, drifting, and changing.

The bottom of an ocean, stretching for miles and miles, with no end point to be seen.

The horizon.

A mother sparrow, feeding a wiggly worm into her chick’s little beak.

A rainbow, an arch of colors in the sky, the embrace of sunlight and raindrops.

The look of a child, expecting no more than their dreams.

Love, a feeling that most people have to give but sometimes do not care to share.

Delicate raindrops hanging onto strands of grass.

The soft and smooth fur of a playful puppy.


Wild geese, flying back home through the vast blue sky.

A joyful family.

The setting of the sun, splashing the sky with colors.

Children picking flowers to place in a vase, filling their home with beautiful petals and enchanting scents.

The strong trunk and intricate leaves of an old oak tree.

One’s shadow, stretching in the daylight and hiding itself at the coming of twilight.

Sequin-silver stars, enlightening the pitch-black night.

Crickets, chanting their songs, bringing all insects to life.

The moon, putting all to sleep, hanging in the sky as a jewel, giving off the light of night.


The author's comments:

Inspired by the list poems of Sei Shonagon


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on Dec. 5 2017 at 11:48 pm
jane_austen SILVER, New York, New York
6 articles 7 photos 2 comments
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