What a great phrase! In fact the 2nd stanza as a whole is what I keep coming back to. Very, very nice.
This poem is like a thought or the beginning of a conversation. On one hand it makes me think on my own about what you've said, and on the other hand it makes me want to hear more of what you think! Big impact for so few (but well chosen) words.
Thanks, Julie. I had tremendous problems with this one. This is actually the second write. The first one was sooo bad and two or three times longer, so I boiled it down to just the essentials. Glad you like it. Thanks.
I think the romantic poets would mostly agree with you... even I would agree that this is a very realistic sentiment.
How ever I would also offer the comforting view that this opinion of the so called "tragically flawed" should not be fatal. The world is, I believe, ultimately a beautiful place... but concepts of ugliness are too often forced upon us, and in a way that feels inescapable.