Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Wordy Wednesday #81: Beholder's Beauty

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.

7 comments:

Anne said...

I am impressed about her participating in Reflections. I have tried to get my daughter to participate every year, but it required too much nagging to follow through. Does that make me a bad parent?

Jennifer said...

That is a beautiful site.

blueviolet said...

I love that everyone contributed to it and the ending was wonderful.

However, I adore ellipses. lol

Coal Miner's Granddaughter said...

I LOVE baby feet! The tinier and wrinkly, the better!

angie said...

Kudos to her for participating in Reflections......and that baby is beautiful!

Jocelyn said...

OH, oh, oh, the wrinkled baby's foot. YESSSSSSSSSSSSs.

I also am transported by a clear eye with the hint of a smile in it.

D... said...

Oh, yes, the wrinkled foot of a newborn! Precious.

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