Beauty

Nymph with morning glory flowers by Jules Joseph Lefebvre

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When her form filled my eyes,

I knew to whom I would give my heart,

For in her I know true beauty lies,

And to her I felt my soul would depart.

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Wounded I am by an arrow’s tip,

That Venus and Cupid has shot at me.

Fallen I have to love’s fine wit,

Fated no longer to be wild and free.

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Eyes akin to deep pools of water,

Staring far and away at a mountain’s peak,

Eyes that reflect the moon’s power,

And betrays nothing for the mind to seek.

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White hands were upon her chest,

While standing against the hissing wind.

Flaxen hair blown from her breast,

Revealing her to be slender and slim.

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Suddenly her eyes close in sorrow,

And in the moonlight I saw a crystal tear.

I felt her sadness in my bone marrow,

Before everything became terribly clear.

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She cries for her own beauty,

That exists only in solemn contrast,

To the world and all that is ugly,

She is but an unfortunate outcast.

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Thus I decided before I perish,

That in the name of Eros I shall pick,

In sincerity to love and to cherish,

The rose that abides on the highest peak.

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So in boldness and courage I went,

To where she stood beside a frozen lake,

In fair vanity I took her hand,

And kissed it all for love’s blind sake.

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She looked towards me with kindness,

A gaze filled with common understanding.

Her beauty drove my inner madness,

As my soul was naked, stripped from within.

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In truth her perfection is what I need,

While my imperfection makes her complete.

~ESZ, James

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3 Responses to “Beauty”
  1. S. says:

    A beautiful tribute to a very beautiful piece of art.

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