Friday, October 07, 2005

beauty and the beast, a fairytale, a fable

ugliness and beauty float into each other
decieving
interchanging forms
and then back again.
you can never trust what you see.
beauty masked as a scar
or the scars left behind by beauty.
beauty and the beast are but one.
just a different side, just a different time.

31 comments:

Sue hardy-Dawson said...

Like anger and love two extriems of the same coin, love a fairy tale

mermaid said...

All I can say is, wow. Loved this part:

"beauty masked as a scar
or the scars left behind by beauty."

It's all in ones perception of beauty and ugliness, isn't it?

. : A : . said...

Beautiful poem. Spurrs so many thoughts and interpretations.

yvaine said...

I find those who are truly beautiful the ones who have been through so much in life, those rich with experiences that may have wounded them but have come out, have stood up on their feet and conquered their past.

Beautiful insight, beautiful poetry, gulnaz dear.

As always!

transience said...

such wonderfully sensitive perception! you juxtaposed light and dark then found a connection between them.

finnegan said...

Yes, like the strawberries and cream in a blender maybe?

I once saw a show of white paintings by Robert Ryman. They were about me. Had I insisted on them being about Robert Ryman, I'd never have met him.

Brood Mode said...

"beauty and the beast are but one.
just a different side, just a different time"

lovely lines!

Author by the brook said...

just thought of parallel universe..

Pallavi

rusty said...

'.....lIES IN THE EYES OF THE BEHOLDER '....Beautiful composition.

Faith said...

beauty and the beast are but one.
just a different side, just a different time.

amazing :)

Rare Blue said...

Lovely....


G.

Ash said...

Oh, this is so beautiful ! (No pun intended)

I loved this :)

Lorena said...

wow, a new way to look at things. i love it!!!

very deep.
this really put a little sunshine on my gloomy friday, thanks girl :)

Paul said...

Gulnaz, I know you're not supposed to say this on blogs...

But I really don't get this one. You'd need to explain it to me...

Dale said...

That is *marvellous*. Yes, o yes, they're the same thing, and you don't have shift postion very far to see the turn!

Potted-flower said...

That is beautiful.

gulnaz said...

Sue- anger is such a terrible emotion, aint it...such destructive energy.

Mermaid- yes and that perception is fluid.
thank you for liking this! :)

.:A:. - thank u! i'd have liked to know about those thoughts and interpretations.

yvaine- kind and encouraging as always! sometimes something which you have been struggling with for a long time becomes clear in a single moment.

transi- glad you like it! ....its sort of like trying to make sense of this life.

finn- i;m going to look up robert ryman on the net but you are right its only when you relate to something on a deeper personal level does one cross that bridge to really knowing that thing.

Brood Mode- thanks!!

Authour by the brook- the thought of an entire parallel universe is exciting.

rusty- thanks....it does depened upon the viewer.

Faith- yes, its an amazing thing! :)

Rare Blue- thanks! :))

Ash- lol...thanks! :)

Lorena- oh boy, that makesme smile! i'm so happy that you liked it so much, thank you girlfreind!

Paul- hey...you can say whatever you want to say....the same person at different times can show different sides of one's personality, sort of like jekyll and hyde and also what is neccessarily beautiful is not actually so and vice versa. also that its fluid and that vision is insubstantial as evidence.

Dale- isnt that scary thought! am glad you enjoyed it. :)

Pf- pun intended? ;) thanks! :)

Sue hardy-Dawson said...

Gulnaz, just wondering if you're ok, there's scary stuff about earthquakes in your part of the world. I hope it's no where near you?

venus said...

that's exactly what wise people always preached us, to look beyond the material face, look beyond the front drama, there is always something else you would find if you can peek behind the curtain, it's a total different world on two sides of this layer.

gulnaz said...

Sue- I'm good, thanks! the epicentre of the earthquake was far away from us in pakistan. in india, the worst hit was kashmir, i know a lot of ppl there but thank god none i know were touched by it.
around 250 ppl died there...its such a bizzare tragedy...god help all those destroyed by it.
thanks a lot for caring sue, felt nice! :)

Venus- yeah, its one lesson all of us are taught and one which we forget as soon as we quit class....:)

Sue hardy-Dawson said...

So glad you and yours are OK, such terrible events hugs Sue

timeintotime said...

In just which part of us these aesthetics sit most intransigently, I cannot tell.

I only know that whenever brave intelligence picks up its armour to square a philosophical point with the Siamese twins beauty and ugliness, two armies stretching as far as the imagination can project, one manned by primal skeletons, the other by cultural ghosts, pick up theirs in opposition.

the woman said...

*sings*
Tale as old as time...
Song as old as rhyme...

Beauty and the Beast.

See, this is what happens when you want comments from me. Bleah. I suck. Pui. Pui.

Ps: Hey, how come the rest of them have a lot to say about just one paragraph huh? Lol. Ok, lame. :P

DeeM said...

I like 'ugliness and beauty flow into each other'.
Someone's scars to another can be beautiful and vice versa. :)

DeeM said...

I like 'ugliness and beauty flow into each other'.
Someone's scars to another can be beautiful and vice versa. :)

kasturi said...

'just a different side, just a different time' - so true, and worth bringing to awareness. we're such complex beings. thanks for your comment quite some time back, i've been distracted from the computer a lot lately, reading a little, but not commenting much!

Jaxe said...

Gulnaz! Your truth is so powerful ;-) There is such a fine line, and we meander back and forth, spinning like a roulette wheel, wondering which we are...

Miss ya! *hug*

j

gulnaz said...

Deem_ yes absolutely and good to see you again!

karen M- thanks for commenting, am glad you liked it, come back again. :)

Jaxe- thanks! missed ya tooo! hugs!

thoughts said...

i saw 'beauty and the beast' broadway last month...i guess i must have been in class first or so when i read it for teh first time :)

gulnaz said...

thoughts- they made a show on it, must be a great show, did you enjoy it?

Anonymous said...

two sides of the same coin I guess

Pallavi