''What Beauty Is (To The Geometrist)'' Reprised

What beauty is (to the geometrist),
is the shape of the Golden Ratio!
Beauty is courage, the defiant fist
of a protector fear can't overthrow.

Beauty, likewise, is a prince's sworn vow,
to defend his city, child, and lady-lover.
What beauty is, is the King, who can show
Paris forgiveness (for treason discover'd).

What beauty is not, is false beauty covered
by artifice and soft, insincere light;
what beauty is not, is false show uncovered,
displayed, and flaunted, wirelessed day and night.

What beauty is, ultimately, is your face:
which even shames Helen of the Trojan race.




Sonnet by Ngoc Nguyen The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2024-05-24 at 21:02

Tags Beauty  Helen  Troy 

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