What is a thing of beauty what embodies art

What gives shape to memories lingering in your heart

What stirs your deep feelings makes passions wake and rise

What creates lasting impressions in body and mind


Many forms embody what is defined above

Many are the objects that demand your love

Drawing your attention demanding your full notice

Beauty has its own way of drawing in your focus


Something in its essence purity of design

Integrity of composition nobility of mind

Striking in appearance seductive in its will

So perfect in its stature that it gives you chills


Poetry or painting drawing or a dance

Classical composition or the South of France

Rap lyrics or Beethoven the food of Wolfgang Puck

Snake eyes on the table says you’re out of luck


Exciting is its presence you want to take it home

There you try to cage it so it will not roam

Whatever forms you love what moves and lifts your spirits

Surround yourself in beauty let it fill your minutes


What are the beautiful things you appreciate?

Do you have them around you?

What do they provide for you?

How do you use them?

How might you gain more value from them?

– Stewart Levine ©

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