The Beautiful Question of Beauty

By: Jonathan Noble

From where does she come? Or from whom?
Beauty to dispel our gloom and forestall our sense of doom
From ancient times poets rhymed about her and singers sang,
Painters painted what should not be tainted to express beauty
As if it were their duty — and, indeed, it was — demanded,
Even commanded by Beauty supernal and utterly numinous
But luminous enough to find some reflective expression
In song and dance, enhancing prose and poetry, inhabiting art,
Thus becoming that from which humanity could not live apart;
But how did she start her invasion of humanity, and when?
When did she begin to fill all nature with her presence,
Taking up residence in our world? Was she hurled from on high?
Or was she curled up in the spirit from the beginning of time?
She may be the most unnecessary necessity of humanity!
Yet she is the crowning glory of the story of the whole cosmos!
From where does she come? Or from whom?
Perhaps Beauty comes from Beauty herself, supernal and eternal

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