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Princess of Spring

"SPEAK US OF BEAUTY"

 

Where shall you seek beauty, and how shall you find her

unless she herself be your way and your guide?

And how shall you speak of her

except she be the weaver of your speech?...

Yet in truth you spoke not of her but of needs unsatisfied,

And beauty is not a need but an ecstasy.

 

It is not a mouth thirsting nor an empty hand stretched forth,

But rather a heart enflamed and a soul enchanted.

It is not the image you would see nor the song you would hear,

But rather an image you see

though you close your eyes

and a song you hear though you shut your ears.

 

It is not the sap within the furrowed bark,

nor a wing attached to a claw,

But rather a garden forever in bloom

and a flock of angels for ever in flight.

 

...Beauty is life when life unveils her holy face.

But you are life and you are the veil.

Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror.

But you are eternity and you are the mirror.

 

Kahlil Gibran (The Prophet)

 

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Taken on March 27, 2007