Joyce Kilmer

(1886-1918 / New Jersey)

Ballade of my Lady's Beauty


Squire Adam had two wives, they say,
   Two wives had he, for his delight,
He kissed and clypt them all the day
   And clypt and kissed them all the night.
   Now Eve like ocean foam was white
And Lilith roses dipped in wine,
   But though they were a goodly sight
No lady is so fair as mine.

To Venus some folk tribute pay
   And Queen of Beauty she is hight,
And Sainte Marie the world doth sway
   In cerule napery bedight.
   My wonderment these twain invite,
Their comeliness it is divine,
   And yet I say in their despite,
No lady is so fair as mine.

Dame Helen caused a grievous fray,
   For love of her brave men did fight,
The eyes of her made sages fey
   And put their hearts in woeful plight.
   To her no rhymes will I indite,
For her no garlands will I twine,
   Though she be made of flowers and light
No lady is so fair as mine.

L'Envoi

Prince Eros, Lord of lovely might,
   Who on Olympus dost recline,
Do I not tell the truth aright?
   No lady is so fair as mine.

Submitted: Saturday, January 04, 2003

Form:


Do you like this poem?
4 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read poems about / on: ocean, truth, beauty, light, world, night, kiss, flower, rose

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Ballade of my Lady's Beauty by Joyce Kilmer )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  3. If, Rudyard Kipling
  4. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  5. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  6. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  7. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  8. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  9. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  10. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost

Poem of the Day

poet Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Your hands lie open in the long fresh grass, --
The finger-points look through like rosy blooms:
Your eyes smile peace. The pasture gleams and glooms
...... Read complete »

   

New Poems

  1. The Shed, Susan Lacovara
  2. Rich and Scared, Poor and Safe!, Charles Jagongo
  3. Love Note 14, Michael P. McParland
  4. My Only Angel 2, Michael P. McParland
  5. Modi Saheb, Bijay Kant Dubey
  6. Inspiration Is Dead In Me, Bijay Kant Dubey
  7. Brothers, Raymond A. Foss
  8. Politician, Asit Kumar Sanyal
  9. My Brother, Raymond A. Foss
  10. If We Ever Meet Again....., Lichu Thomas
[Hata Bildir]