Beauty in Chaos



Beauty, an exquisite fusion of qualities, enthralling our aesthetic senses,
Most find beauty in nature's resplendent spectacle, where brilliance condenses,
Yet, for me, beauty unravels in life's tumultuous flight.

Behold the hurricanes, fierce warriors across my land,
Transformers succumbing to storms, electrifying, they withstand,
Rain cascading with relentless vigor, merging with gusts that obscure,
The sense we rely on, sight, as it endows life's allure.
Leaves whispering in the wind, drenched in rain, a symphony of delight.

In the tempest's aftermath, beauty emerges from the depths,
Devastating though it may be, it unites communities, it begets,
Debris strewn along streets, once playgrounds for youthful glee,
Amidst the ruins, a glimmer of joy, resilience set free.

When all lies in ruins, the opportunity to rebuild, to realign,
In that very moment, new ideas ignite, a rebirth, a grand design,
Within chaos and destruction resides beauty's pure core,
Unadulterated, captivating beauty, forever to adore.

About this poem

Amidst the raging hurricane that battered South Florida, I found myself compelled to pen these words. As the tempestuous winds howled outside, I became acutely aware of the profound beauty that lay hidden within the chaos. It was a revelation, an epiphany born out of the darkest of moments. The destructive force of the hurricane was evident all around me. I witnessed transformers succumbing to the storm's relentless power, their sparks illuminating the tumultuous night. The rain poured down with a fury unmatched, blending with the fierce gusts of wind that robbed me of my sight. Yet, even in the midst of this sensory deprivation, I discovered an unexpected joy. The sound of leaves rustling in the wind, soaked with the very rain that threatened to engulf everything, brought a strange comfort. It was as if nature itself whispered secrets of resilience and survival. I realized that true beauty could be found in the aftermath of this ferocious tempest. As the storm passed and daylight 

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Written on July 15, 2020

Submitted by oliviaritota on May 21, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme AAB CCDDB XXEE FFGG
Closest metre Iambic octameter
Characters 1,022
Words 170
Stanzas 4
Stanza Lengths 3, 5, 4, 4

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3 Comments
  • lovingempath
    Wow! This poem is jam-packed with very realistic visuals and emotion. I love the message of 'hope' it relays!
    LikeReply 11 year ago
  • lwhitehurst1567
    This poem was written with sensational passion and vitality. I appreciated the context of the poem very much, and enjoyed the notion of beauty being found in the "heart" chaos. It reminded me of the concept Dionysian art, which can be deeply moving. Contextually, this poem struck a chord within me, and the structure (as well as the rhythm) was also brilliant! It contained a clever choice of words that moved me (as the reader) to think, feel, and imagine. If a writer can accomplish those feats, then it's a job well done! 
    LikeReply 11 year ago
  • fredkasten09
    It shows that hope for tomorrow is ever present in the turmoil of nature that will one day be resolved in the aftermath of destruction and chaos ever changing but staying the same in the swiftness of time.
    LikeReply 11 year ago

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