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Poets United Midweek Motif ~ The World Is A Beautiful Place

English Poem
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 “The mind is its
own place and in itself, can make a Heaven of Hell, a Hell of Heaven.”—
Milton

“Mathematics has beauty and romance. It’s not a
boring place to be, the mathematical world. It’s an extraordinary place; it’s
worth spending time there.”— Marcus du Sautoy

Midweek
Motif ~ The World Is A Beautiful Place
The world is a beautiful place is the title and the first line of one of the poems of
Lawrence Ferlinghetti.

 

Whether the world is truly beautiful or not so
depends on an individual’s perspectives of the world. It’s an open ended line.
Either support or invalidate it. Be sarcastic
if you please J
The world might refer to the planet of ours. It
might be our own home or a place we love. A person might become our world or
books. When everything is going right anything has the chance of becoming our
world.
What if when it’s not so?
Our Motif for today is: The World Is A
Beautiful Place:
The World Is A Beautiful Place
by Lawrence Ferlinghetti
The world is a
beautiful place
to be born into
if you don’t mind happiness
not always being
so very much fun
if you don’t mind a touch of hell
now and then
just when everything is fine
because even in heaven
they don’t sing
all the time
The world is a
beautiful place
to be born into
if you don’t mind some people dying
all the time
or maybe only starving
some of the time
which isn’t half bad
if it isn’t you
Oh the world is a
beautiful place
to be born into
if you don’t much mind
a few dead minds
in the higher places
or a bomb or two
now and then
in your upturned faces
or such other improprieties
as our Name Brand society
is prey to
with its men of distinction
and its men of extinction
and its priests
and other patrolmen
and its various
segregations
and congressional investigations
and other constipations
that our fool flesh
is heir to
Yes the world is the
best place of all
for a lot of such things as
making the fun scene
and making the love scene
and making the sad scene
and singing low songs and having inspirations
and walking around
looking at everything
and smelling flowers
and goosing statues
and even thinking
and kissing people and
making babies and wearing pants
and waving hats and
dancing
and going swimming in rivers
on picnics
in the middle of the
summer
and just generally
‘living it up’
Yes
but then right in the middle of it
comes the smilingmortician