Daughter recently wrote a poem for the PTA Reflections competition. [No, wait, don't go getting all teary-eyed about it. She was required to enter something in the literature category by her English teacher.]
The theme this year is "Beauty is..." [Am I the only one who hates ellipses with a passion? Is it because a former colleague told me -- again and again -- that she saw it as a sign of a weak copywriter?] Daughter asked each of her English-speaking immediate family members to tell her what they thought beauty was. [The dog and cat and fish would have given such obvious answers.]
Youngest mentioned something about soccer. Eldest talked about walking victoriously uphill in a rain storm. Pete went with a thunderstorm. Daughter talked of a dance recital. And I mentioned children's laughter and the wrinkled bottom of the feet of a newborn baby.
She closed her poem with a line about beauty being in the eye of the beholder. Indeed.
Did you know Angie at Seven Clown Circus does a "Wordful Wednesday" each week? I found about about it recently. I think I'll check those out today.