Angelica

Written for a friend, deeply in love; as he described her

 

Angelica

 

You asked me how to best describe this one

In metric terms; perhaps Imperial.

She’s tallish, as they say, for just a girl.

But here my image of her is just begun.

 

My eyes see not just darkest chestnut hair,

But midnight waterfalls of sable light;

Perfidious tumbling tresses that delight

To brush and so caress her shoulders there.

 

Ah, should my fingers those dark fiends remove

From out their place, that there I’d rest my hand.

Her eyes, sweet languorous oval gems. Who planned

The raven’s wing; deep darkest night, could not improve

 

Where in constant harmony, her hair, her eyes, each lash

Conspire to shame the darkest gem, the jet. 

And three in one, dark mysteries so set

In tumultuous darkness; burgundy splashed,

 

Dark as a conspiracy of ravens. The sun

Drenched wall would catch her shadow as she passes.

The reed, the swallow’s patterned flight, supple grasses

Look down in shame; their elegance surpassed by such a one.

 

Her lips, her eyes, her supple form, her hair;

Sweet lips of red from pomegranate pressed.

Most lovely creation, with beauty blessed;

Confection of my passion, my desire... and my despair.

This poem has a partner.

This poem has a partner. It was written with two people in mind.

Each poem should be able to stand alone but if you would like to read the other one please use the link provided.

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Christoph Reilly 6 years ago from St. Louis

Twilight, again, the eloquence of your words is astounding. You are a true poet. I am especially struck by

"her hair, her eyes, each lash

Conspire to shame the darkest gem"

I know the sentiment; never had the words for it. Thanks for this beautiful work, my friend.


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Twilight Lawns 6 years ago from Norbury-sur-Mer, Surrey, England. U.K. Author

Thank you, Christoph. I had already decided to post this, and thought I would first read something of yours. I chose, by serendipity, your lovely piece on Red Hair, which, of course, I found so entertaining. And this fits in so nicely:

"And three in one, dark mysteries so set

In tumultuous darkness; burgundy splashed,

Dark as a conspiracy of ravens."

Thanks for your support, my friend.


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Candie V 6 years ago from Whereever there's wolves!! And Bikers!! Cummon Flash, We need an adventure!

Alas you have done it again! I'm in awe with the final lines:

"Most lovely creation, with beauty blessed;

Confection of my passion, my desire... and my despair."

Ah.. to want what is just beyond our finger tips, or to have such that it overwhelms us.

Thank you again Twilight!


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Twilight Lawns 6 years ago from Norbury-sur-Mer, Surrey, England. U.K. Author

Thank you, Candie. It's nice when something comes together, and I was happy with the ending... I'm also happy that it worked for you, too.


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AngRose 5 years ago

Simply beautiful.


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Twilight Lawns 5 years ago from Norbury-sur-Mer, Surrey, England. U.K. Author

Thank you. I was really pleased with this one, and hardly anybody noticed... but your two words made it all worth while. I'm on a high now!


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AngRose 5 years ago

Well, I hate to tell you why I was drawn to it, it sounds so self-absorbed...but when I close my good eye, and squint a tad, I only see the "Ang" part of the title, and I pretend it's written just for me. :)

Seriously though, too many words would take away from the feeling it gave me when I read it...so I will stand by my first comment....Simply Beautiful.


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Twilight Lawns 5 years ago from Norbury-sur-Mer, Surrey, England. U.K. Author

Big hug for you!


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Pearldiver 5 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time.

You are really, really talented TL. I am amazed that no one here (HP) bar only a few of us know this fact. This is, for me, a truly wonderful piece that can not help but provide a powerful glimpse of the heart that directed the feeling's transformation into words. Thank you for adding a little beauty to the world. Kind regards PD


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Twilight Lawns 5 years ago from Norbury-sur-Mer, Surrey, England. U.K. Author

Thank you, thaank you, thank you.

I'm a little light; glimmering in the corner and none but the Wise and the Good strolled by...

Give up on that one!

Hardly anybody has even looked at 'Angelica', apart fromn those above, and I am really glad of them... they're quite special people to me. I was wondering how to repost (!) it, but now I'm feeling better.

Your attention and comments are noted with relish!!!


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS

It is truly beautiful.


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Twilight Lawns 5 years ago from Norbury-sur-Mer, Surrey, England. U.K. Author

Thank you, Nellie. Nobody has really noticed it except for a few diehard kind souls... No that's not true; and it's not fair. I think some really important people have seen it and commented on it, but I think it really has worked well, but it seems to have been missed.


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vocalcoach 5 years ago from Nashville Tn.

You are a rare talent, my new friend. Your words are like tiny crystals of sparkling light. This paragraph is my favorite..."Where in constant harmony, her hair, her eyes, each lash

Conspire to shame the darkest gem, the jet.

And three in one, dark mysteries so set

In tumultuous darkness; burgundy splashed," Wow! I am in awe of your gift and thank you for sharing it. Stay close by! Vocalcoach.


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Twilight Lawns 5 years ago from Norbury-sur-Mer, Surrey, England. U.K. Author

I am so glad you like it, VC. I would love you to go to 'Angel Muse' which was written as a complementary partner to this.

I know what I am trying to say by "complementary partner" but it sounds weird... anyway, please try it. And thank you so much for visiting and reading 'Angelica'.


Sunnie Day 5 years ago

Just so beautiful! Thank you!

Sunnie

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