Monday, January 24, 2011

beauty, revisited (wHoly yours)

unclean, unclean
i scream
giving fair warning
when i come across beauty
so my eyes may not
defile it in the looking
though i find myself
peeking between fingers
just to catch a glimpse

strike me blind if you must
i can not resist

63 comments:

Shadow said...

isn't that just too human, looking for that which may defile the beauty, instead of soaking it in...

JStar said...

beautiful Brian...another masterpiece

Valerie said...

Who would consider this to be pure temptation?

Lorraine said...

eye candy to me my friend :)

Tabor said...

Great! Calls to mind so many interpretations.

Heather said...

who can resist true beauty anyway...xo

Liza Ursu said...

peek, before it slips through the cracks.
but then, there is always beauty,
even when we choose not to see it.

Neva Flores said...

i find myself peeking between fingers
just to catch a glimpse...........lovely!

Mama Zen said...

Who can resist beauty?

annell said...

Unclean and scream, nice!

Kathy's Klothesline said...

peeking between fingers ..... love it

Suz said...

a sweetheart on a salty sidewalk
hmmm....yeah it's possible
;)

David Allen Waters said...

temtation in its truest form...brilliant piece dude;)

Tara Miller said...

Lovely.

Mrsupole said...

Hi Brian,

Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder.

Behold, yon is a beautiful story and if I cover my eyes then I will never read it and see it in my mind.

Life is beautiful, so get out there and see the wondrous things God has blessed us with in great abundance, the most precious being the laughter of a child. I cannot think of anything more beautiful.

God bless.

kkrige said...

haha, I fear you will not go blind from a glance on beauty's facade. True beauty lies on the inside, as well you know. Its heart beats for lovers and God.

ladyfi said...

That's being human: this curiosity of ours! Lovely writing.

Daniel said...

Dang, it's just so sweet.

Sue said...

I would say that you just created some of that beauty yourself, and I am happy to be peeking through my fingers at it this morning.

=)

Reflections said...

Beauty at it best, your words create images beyond the image, a love for writing and sharing.

budh.aaah said...

Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder and if that is you then you are beautiful too because when we are beautiful inside we find everyone and everything around us pleasing..beautiful.

Eva Gallant said...

One needs to stop peeking at beauty through fingers and just soak it all in while one can!

Jill said...

I like it.

The skeptic in me must say though that it may be beautiful on the OUTSIDE but what lurks inside????

SY said...

lol... hmmm hope it's truly as beautiful as it seems

Lori said...

Nice one Brian..beautiful.

blueviolet said...

You have to look!

drybottomgirl said...

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, however not everyone can see it...nice :)

nance marie said...

we can't help but want to see His beauty

Claudia said...

read it several times now and think i would interpret it in two different ways - know the feeling well - both of what i would read into it. i like!

Betsy said...

I love this. :)

AmyLK said...

There are somethings that are burned into your eyes, beautiful and ugly alike.

Nessa said...

that is so true; so how some people feel - unworthy.

Pauline said...

ha! sounds like the results of my Catholic upbringing!

5thsister said...

I echo Nessa: it's in believing whether or not we are worthy to be in the company of such beauty.

DJan said...

Sheesh, there are so many comments I'm just going to put one here and not read the others. I love the picture, the poem, and the sentiment is very provocative.

rosaria said...

Now, I'll be struck dumb! Nobody has ever said such things. Shadow thinks it's human; I think it is so endearingingly humble, sweet, I'm not worthy to look upon you, dear one.

Hilary said...

Lovely, Brian.

Travel & Dive Girl said...

nicely done - as usual...

Magpie said...

I don't believe beauty loses anything in sharing itself. Enjoy!

Pastor Sharon said...

Yes. . . what Magpie said.

TALON said...

I like the peeking between fingers. Usually, for me, that's at something horrific - a horror flick or a terrible accident. The beauty? That was a neat thing.

KB said...

Love it. Beautiful!

tattytiara said...

Love the lighthearted earnestness.

Ténèbres à la lumière... said...

Hi! Brian...
Once again...What a nice use Of words in your beautiful poetry. Brian, the photograph look like a piece Of candy on a bricked street...No?
Thanks, for sharing!
DeeDee ;-D

Joanna Jenkins said...

I'm liking this one a lot. Thanks, jj

Zuzana said...

So powerful, so evocative, so true - I know exactly what you mean...
Beautiful as always dear Brian,
xoxo

Sex, Drugs and Bacon Sandwiches said...

Why do you not have a book?

♫♪♥Lonely Dreamer♥♪♫ said...

Short yet so beautifully written :)

TechnoBabe said...

Who decides what is beauty for the other person? A pure heart behind the eyes can see beauty in the rarest of places.

Scott said...

wow... just wow

Rob said...

You've got a way with words.

Candie Bracci said...

This one is wonderful :)

Anonymous said...

God brian you made me laugh out loud. its cute to the power infinity :)

trisha
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Cheryl said...

If we didn't look, would it be less beautiful? Nope. The looking gives it value.

Maggie May said...

Children would probably have no gumption about picking it up to eat.
Wonderfully descriptive predicament!
Maggie X

Nuts in May

secret agent woman said...

The beauty in the world shouldn't be avoided.

Selma said...

This really, really speaks to me. You have such insight that sometimes all I can do is shake my head in acknowledgement. You are a master of deeper feeling!

haikulovesongs said...

oooh! i love this!

mama-face said...

Feeling unworthy to view the beauty. In life? Will the beauty be less beautiful?

Syd said...

It is hard not to look, isn't it?

Goofball said...

unclean? that's not much self-confidence isn't it?

Shewriting said...

did I detect a bit of flirting with words that almost RHYME? hmmm....fun write, enjoyed this one:)

Mmm said...

this is very compelling in fact and isn;t that the issue? Look but don;t taste and all that? you have such a way with words.