Art for the sake of humanity
Criticism for the sake of response
Morality for the sake of justice
Perfection for the sake of progress
Ambiguity for the sake of confusion
Between the lines for the sake of secrecy
For Beauty’s sake, I let my eyes wander
For the sake of the artist, I feel without touching
For your sake, I lay down my arms
and trample the fields unabashed
For the sake of forgiveness, I seek and find peace
For the sake of love, I forgive the incident immediately
For the sake of intention, I stumble aimlessly
and grope for the words that lift me up
hoping in the process – I can lighten your burden
I take that as a very high compliment from you,
Mi’Lady of the South! Didn’t catch your name…
I bet you painted that pic, too, eh?
And yes, the touching is taboo, but
commenting is fun for two. Toodaloo!
Do come back to my neck of the woods,
anytime, you wanderer, you. UT
Uncle Tree, this beautifully expressed poem is richly layered with meaning…
“For Beauty’s sake I let my eyes wander
For interest’s sake the beloved beholds the attraction
For the sake of the artist I feel without touching”
speak to me especially.
I will be back!
Ha! I wasn’t expecting that ending. Clever.
Well, lady soul, to tell the truth…
the last three lines were not meant to be,
and never were really a part of this poem.
At the time, I couldn’t buy a comment.
‘Tis much better now. Thank you!
you have lightened my burden… thank you
Oh, well put, Uncle Tree. Very glad you left the link with your comments.–“for the sake of love I forgive the incident immediately”—that’s rich and what a way to deal with others–that’s a very KIND mind you have in play.
–enjoyed the rest of your sentiments as well–
—do you ever miss golf?–hmm? How would golf fit into your poem?
Well, thank you, Eva! Glad you enjoyed it.
I played golf for thirty years. I’ve had my fair share.
The main thing is, kids change everything. I had mine late.
Golf no longer fits into my life. I’d rather be a good father. 🙂
Oh–now that’s a GREAT choice! More rewards being a good father than golf–you get my full support on that score, UT. no joke.
If only we all paid this much attention to our beautiful world it’d be a much kinder place. Lovely words, Keith…
For Pete’s sake, Steve! 🙂 You went back to my beginnings.
Thank you for the fine compliment! I appreciate your kindness.
Have a happy weekend! Peace and luvz, Keith
I adore this one…I would like permission to print it where I can see it on a daily basis…
You absolutely have my permission, beloved of God. 🙂
At this time, I was moving on from rhymes to prose.
Practicing with haiku structures (multiples) helped me
to make the transition — for sometimes, less is more.
If asked, I’d still say lyrical poetry is my specialty.
Have a great Sunday! ♥ Take care, be good, and stay cool! UT
You too UT…and thanks. 😉
Yes…I can see this in beautiful calligraphy hanging get where I can see it ever day!! Thank you 🙂
I am honored. I wrote this many years before I had a blog.
Most of my first posts come from my 2 hand-written journals.
If I, personally, or if this poem has lightened your burden
for a moment or two, then I have accomplished my poetic goal.
Peace and luvz to you, god-child! The Bard Barker, Uncle Tree
Hi, Caro! 🙂 I love your addition here — for goodness’ sake. Thank you!
“Love for the sake of loneliness”
“Cry for the sake of an ending”
For your sake, sweetheart, I hope to make my self worth your while.
Luvz and hugz and peace to you today, UT ❤
You are, you have been, and you continue to be worth my while, pw.
🙂 I adore your every kindness. Kissss