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Rated: E · Poetry · Philosophy · #1892478
Poem inspired by an Emerson quote.
"Flowers... are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty
outvalues all the utilities of the world." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

We travel on utilities,
that is to say, we live.
We live on nature’s poetry,
the colors that they give.

Life without a flower’s beauty
would be a gray mirage.
Without their lift, one might as well
abide in a garage.

We measure needs within the world,
subjective as they be.
But flowers are unmeasured worth--
objective what we see.

The value of utility
is coal or waterway.
But value of the fragrant rose
transcends what we can pay.

[Rhythm: 8-6-8-6] (Lines: 16)
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