"Not weedless, but beautiful,"
Says the gardener of her flowers.
"Not eternal, but sturdy,"
Says the builder of his house.
"Not worth a million dollars, but priceless."
Says the artist of her work.
What creator says of the created-
"You are not perfect, so I do not adore you."
A thing is not flawless because it lacks wear,
Or because it has no fault.
A thing is flawless because its beauty is seen
By the one who ardently admires it.
"Not perfect, and I adore you."
Says the creator of the created.
"Not perfect, but flawless,"
Says the mother to her child.