Why has Western jewelry gotten so ugly –
With watches made of expensive slabs of gold
And engagement rings so chunky and clunky?
Shouldn’t physical objects designed to reflect “permanence”
Radically bend towards beauty?
How dare they sell such junk jewelry through the public media –
So expensively “cheap.”
Is it because Western capitalism left a window open
And beauty flew out
Not wanting to touch us anymore?
Shouldn’t it be against the law
To sell ugly engagement rings for use in holy wedding ceremonies?
Where are all the traditional artistic craftsmen hiding
And is there no shame left in the world of beauty? –
Especially when we can still recall the golden crowns
Crafted with flowers and leaves for the queens of Sumer –
Back at the very beginning.