Should beauty crowd me till I die
you can be sure – I will not lie –
the ache of nature’s loveliness
is marred by age’s ugliness.
The glow of artistic masterpiece
contributes to our happiness
which our decay cannot outweigh,
but only the memory
of our youthful beauty
can take away the ghastliness
of growing old and dying.
for Creative Bloomings. Guest host Marie Elena Good gave us the quote to get us going.