"South Italian Landscape at Sunset" by Johann Rudolf Bühlmann‘Beauty Should Be Appreciated’ by Janice Canerdy The Society July 19, 2020 Beauty, Poetry 5 Comments There’s beauty in the ordinary things like challenges and joys each season brings, the world of work and school, and kids at play between sunrise and sunset every day. There’s awe-inspiring glory to behold as tapestry of moon and stars is rolled across the sky, to gazers’ pure delight between sunset and sunrise every night. There’s beauty at the core of humankind, called love, engendering our need to bind ourselves in strong relationships, to be the instruments of peace and unity. Janice Canerdy is a retired high-school English teacher from Potts Camp, Mississippi. Her works have appeared in several publications, including Society of Classical Poets Journal (and online) Spirit Fire, Light, The Road Not Taken, Lyric, Parody, Bitterroot, Westward Quarterly, Lighten Up Online, Better Than Starbucks, Saturday Evening Post, Encore (journal of the National Federation of State Poetry Societies), The Mississippi Poetry Society Journal, Your Daily Poem, and LIVE (by Gospel Publishing House). Her first book, Expressions of Faith (Christian Faith Publishing), was published in December 2016. NOTE TO READERS: If you enjoyed this poem or other content, please consider making a donation to the Society of Classical Poets. NOTE TO POETS: The Society considers this page, where your poetry resides, to be your residence as well, where you may invite family, friends, and others to visit. Feel free to treat this page as your home and remove anyone here who disrespects you. Simply send an email to email@example.com. Put “Remove Comment” in the subject line and list which comments you would like removed. The Society does not endorse any views expressed in individual poems or comments and reserves the right to remove any comments to maintain the decorum of this website and the integrity of the Society. Please see our Comments Policy here. CODEC News:Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) 5 Responses Julian Woodruff July 19, 2020 Gracefully written and well observed, Ms Canerdy. I admire the complementarity of lines 1 and 8. Reply Joe Tessitore July 19, 2020 So very beautiful, Ms. Canerdy! Reply Julian D. Woodruff July 19, 2020 Oops! I meant lines 4 and 8. Reply Rod Walford July 19, 2020 Your verses relate a timeless truth Janice – and splendidly portrayed. I particularly loved your day-to-night inversion. Kind regards – Rod Reply C.B. Anderson July 19, 2020 Janice, In one of my fouler moods I might have called this poem saccharine, but since the birth of my newest granddaughter this week I will simply call it sweet. I worry about the world in which she will grow up, and I wish the world contained more persons like you, who cannot help but express goodness, beauty, truth, faith, hope and charity. You have brought light into my life this night. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.