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Beauty Questions the Diver
by anne cunningham
Sunday, April 27, 2003

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Is it true that beauty
is only skin deep?
I ask you, diving man,
how can this be so?

Poised and ready
staring down the wave
and swell of the ocean,
what lies beneath?

What's it like
to cut surface water
your body preforming
the switch of blade?

Does it seem to you
an assault at first,
your bubbling breath,
a festering wound?

In response, tell me
does all the ocean
heal up around you?
Does the beauty lie deep?

(Currently published in the online poetry journal "Adagio Verse Quarterly." Please visit this new poetry online quarterly journal put together by Michael Ladanyi and Robert Levin.)

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Reviewed by Melissa Rives 5/12/2003
A beautiful write, just beautiful!
Reviewed by Fr. Kurt Messick 5/6/2003
Very well crafted.
Reviewed by Ulysses Hero (Reader) 4/28/2003
The poem glows like a monastery candle. Excellent work here, Anne.
Reviewed by Maria Lupinacci 4/27/2003
Very deep, and thought provoking!
They are two of my favorite things
in poetry!

Reviewed by Ted Sheridan (Reader) 4/27/2003
Wonder upon wonder.
Reviewed by Nicole Davis Vergara (Reader) 4/27/2003
I must agree with those below on both the EXCELLANT and PROFOUND!!!!! SUPERDUPER WORK!
Reviewed by Lori Moore 4/27/2003
Reviewed by Lady Peg (Reader) 4/27/2003
Excellent Anne and can see why it is published.
Reviewed by Sandie Angel 4/27/2003
Good write! and nice nice pic! I've often enjoyed watching the olympic and marvel at how well the contestants dive. Your poem is expressive.

Sandie Angel :o) a.k.a. May Lu $*_*$
Reviewed by Jessica Stanfield 4/27/2003
Very profound. I really like it also.
- J -
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader) 4/27/2003
Profound. I like it!!!
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