The poem Beauty is written by the Pueblo-American writer E-Yeh-Shure. As the title suggests, it talks about beauty and describes how it could be found in the simplest of things. The poem is divided into three short stanzas with each stanza containing several verbal imageries. The poet uses this technique of imagery to communicate effectively to her audience.
The first stanza talks about the beautiful things that could be seen in the day time. All we have to do is open our eyes and witness the beauty of Mother Nature. The trees, birds, people working in the fields, or them dancing for the harvest are all beautiful if we take time enough to enjoy them.
The second stanza, on the other hand, talks about the wonderful things that could be heard through our ears. While the daylight offers a visual treat, the night brings delight to one’s ears. With a bit of attentiveness, we may hear the beautiful music of the wind, rain, or that of a singer rendering a soulful piece of music from somewhere distant.
Unlike the two previous stanzas where two of the sensory organs were used, the third stanza talks about the beautiful things that could be made possible through our actions. We should realise that there is beauty in everyone, including ourselves. We should be kind and good-hearted, and should always encourage happy thoughts.
Thus, through its three stanzas, the poem describes how beauty is present around and within ourselves. It is not simply what you see or hear, but also something that could be felt.
As Helen Keller said, ‘the best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart’.