My Mind

Personal website of M.G. Daniel. Sharing poetry, my writings, snippets from my life and whatever's on my mind.

Beauty in the beast

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I have a knack for seeing beauty in the most unusual places. Today’s poem, from my Mindfield collection, came from an early childhood incident (recalled as an adult) when I had my first close encounter with death.

First Impressions

For me, the colour of death is purple

Lining my fixation with a black coffin,

Draping an altar, dominant in the wreaths

Of my uncle’s passing; he drowned

All beauty of death


Drowned in moaning,

A grieving household blind in weeping.

Morbid that a child still dearly loves

The colour purple; at my uncle’s parting

They saw death, I saw the flowers.


Author: M.G. Daniel

I am a lifelong scribbler who is now focusing on poetry and becoming more established as a writer.

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