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(13 January 1947 / Southport)

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Beauty

I saw the face of beauty fixed
Upon the rising sun
Beyond all mortal compliment
Her loveliness there shone

Within the constellations set
Against the heav`nly realm
She glittered `cross the universe
My heart to overwhelm

The Seven Sisters ne`er could light
All heaven like her smile
Nor Aphrodite`s sweetest face
The spirit to beguile

Then here beneath the starry dome
She rests upon the land
Encaptured by the glist`ning streams
And meadows, broadly spanned

For lying thus in fields of green
With flowers in her hair
The benediction of her charms
Is full beyond compare

She dances like a pearly wraith
Upon the crested waves
So comely bound in all that which
Imagination craves

Her voice is likened to the song
The Mousai sing at dawn
Whilst sunlight does her aspect grace
In fields of golden corn

May beauty steal my eyes away
From all in darkness veiled
And grant to me her precious gift
`Gainst which all else is paled

O beauty shall you hearken thus
My joy forever be
For beauty dwells within the soul
As beauty is to me

Submitted: Sunday, July 22, 2012
Edited: Thursday, August 15, 2013


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  • Hans Vr (11/1/2013 5:45:00 AM)

    Wonderful, Val, a truly fantastic poem.
    Agree with others that yhisdeserves a number 1

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  • John Brown (10/26/2013 6:08:00 AM)

    How this didn't win the competition is beyond me.

  • * Sunprincess * (10/18/2013 1:11:00 AM)

    This one deserves a blue ribbon.. I voted Excellent :)

  • Dr Tapan Kumar Pradhan (10/17/2013 10:46:00 PM)

    Dear Madam, you are such a senior poet with huge experience of life and poetics. It is not for a child like me to comment on your craft. I am sure many people in PoemHunter will be happy if a senior poet like you wins! ! Wish you all the best for the contest. But you cannot predict anything in an Online Contest like this - which can be easily manipulated by cyber savvy poets! ! (See my poem Poem Hunter Contest Final just to have an idea of how a contest can be manipulated...)

  • Ramesh Rai (10/16/2013 6:32:00 AM)

    i was in search of your poem since 15/9 finally got. only i have to say EXCELLENT

  • Doug Bentley (4/25/2013 9:58:00 PM)

    The face of Beauty is heard here, ballet steps light, word whisps- diamond-pointed.

  • G.R. Gaus (4/15/2013 11:02:00 PM)

    So it's been said that we are all light beings, created from light and thus beauty radiates from within the soul of those who believe in such things spreading light to others, as in this poem.......

  • Yasmeen Khan (4/3/2013 5:25:00 AM)

    Amazing, so masterly treatment of of the theme, It's sureal and romantic. The last two lines are timeless as human soul

  • Valsa George (11/11/2012 11:48:00 PM)

    This is one of the most beautiful poems I have read these days! Apt words and thoughts in excellent diction! !

  • * Sunprincess * (10/27/2012 6:19:00 PM)

    wow this tribute to the sun's beauty is a masterpiece..couldn't
    stop reading this one..i have read it three times..by far this is
    going to be my favourite of yours..fabulous! ... :)

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