“Is there such a thing as ideal beauty?
Who is the most beautiful girl in the school?”
The students asked the teacher,
who replied:
“I will answer your question
if you answer mine.
Which is the nicest?
The embrace of a loved one
after years of distance,
the dawn over the sea
with the colors of the night
which greets the day,
the morning
when the forest awakens
and the mist
looks like a carpet of clouds among the trees,
a tree in bloom
with silken buds,
the smile of a child
looking at you in the cradle,
the peak of a snow cloud
when the sun reflects in it,
a field of flowers at Spring,
the wet land with its scent
after a Summer rain
or the passionate kiss from the person you love?”
No one answered.

May 28, 2021