PHILOSOPHY OF HAPPINESS

 

 A THEORETICAL AND PRACTICAL EXAMINATION BY MARTIN JANELLO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VII. BEAUTY

 

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LOVE KNOWING LOVE

PHILOSOPHICAL QUOTES & POEMS

The greatest pain for the unwise is beauty they cannot possess. Act with respect and decency, then beauty will rise in you and join you.

 

 

 

the feeling

of good shoes

goes to her head

 

 

 

some beauty will pass

like a day

leaving

what we feel

when night comes

 

 

 

beauty has supreme power

empires are built and destroyed

in seeking to possess it

 

 

 

can’t stand

too much beauty

without possession

to soothe the ugly

inside of us

 

 

 

Captivating beauty awes us and fills us with wonder. But to inspire deeper and lasting attachment, it must tell its story and permit our connection.

 

 

 

beauty

inspiration

and vehicle

for another try

to approach pleasure

 

 

 

Beauty may be hard to bear when it stirs pain in us about unattained or destroyed beauty. But keep your mind open because beauty mends.

 

 

 

beauty among ugliness

essential reminder

of what life should be

 

 

 

old couple holding hands

renews my hope

that beauty can survive

although its focus may change

 

 

 

you convince me

beauty can win anywhere

because it has in me through you

 

 

 

beauty

siren of infinite goodness

inviting us to live in her

and not mind

dying in her arms

 

 

 

Beauty can be found in the symmetry of a snow flake, but also in the entropy of a gnarled tree.

 

 

 

the most beautiful places

littered with atrocities

hate and misplaced pride

all participants deemed

themselves good guys

and their crimes justified

 

 

 

beauty is not a luxury

it is harmony

with the universe

 

 

 

beauty is an inborn principle

of the cosmos

ugliness a temporary disruption

 

 

 

beauty and love

defy definition

mysterious

protean

closely related

endless

they define us

 

 

 

Beauty reduces evil by deputizing us to serve its harmony requirements.

 

 

 

we cannot own beauty

it will always flow

we only continue

to walk in its glow

by receiving and giving away

 

 

 

why is untouched by man

the greatest compliment

of beauty

 

 

 

the insecure and jealous

want deference and shame

from unencumbered beauty

to spread indecent pain

 

 

 

she bathed

in moonlight

nothing i could have added

 

 

 

her beauty was unconscious

until i told her

i could not help it

 

 

 

i see you

makeup off

hair frayed

deflated pose

you think

i love you less

 

 

 

i love the way

the rising sun

illuminates your hair

 

 

 

blinking a second

you smile to yourself

then share your happy place

 

 

 

what does she think of me

losing orientation

in her presence

stammering her name

her beauty’s brightness

blinds me in my darkness

 

 

 

we all have beautiful potentials

but whether we are beautiful

depends on how we treat them

 

 

 

true beauty shines

as a light from within

as if our bodies

were lanterns

 

 

 

many girls may be pretty

but beautiful girls

stand apart

their aura is markedly heady

because they expose their heart

 

 

 

beautiful woman

assured admiration

but how will she know

when she’s loved

 

 

 

seeing you

as you are

convinces me

straight lines

are greatly overrated

 

 

 

those suffering darkness

most beautiful souls

because they appreciate light

 

 

 

even her cuttings

of hair on the floor

keep echoing her beauty

 

 

 

the modeling agency

needed fresh blood

a vampire scheme of some sort

 

 

 

freed of my gravity

i fall up dimensions

to unknown realms

when i look in your eyes

please ground me gently

after these highs

 

 

 

blossoms like girls

sense the curtness of beauty

intuitive teachers

for living each day

 

 

 

the woman flowering

by the meadow stream

unapproachable

lest he would scare her

 

 

 

don’t look now she said

while she was not

what she thought

he wanted her to be

 

 

 

a pretty woman

with ugly attitude

will have an ugly life

users will value

her bodily beauty

but only for a while

 

 

 

matchless accessory

of women’s features

a coronet of daisies

 

 

 

her eyes mean

end and

endlessness to me

 

 

 

in a far forest clearing

she lies

looking up

into summer rain

wears nothing

but a ladybug earring

her skin is prickling

like champagne

 

 

 

beauty

pointing to time

fading possibilities

and measures to enjoy

yet also a sense of

eternity and completeness

in a moment

 

 

 

pretty trying to be ugly

rejecting all its potential for grace

 

 

 

she seemed

like nature in the morning

fresh snow

or a clearing

where shy animals graze

he felt sadness

with his hunger

 

 

 

natural beauty

she was his

to be natural with

 

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