2. the Picture On The Wall (To My Wife) Poem by MATTHEW ADJEI

2. the Picture On The Wall (To My Wife)



4. THE PICTURE ON THE WALL (To my Wife)

What is this picture doing here?
--That fair image of rural beauty
Dangling on the Kollegium wall
Far away in this Danish country?

That is my African treasure -
Sweet innocent from a hamlet plot;
A flower of evergreen beauty -
This sweet pleasure of forget-me-not.

Once I saw her, so strange she fared
Among my vision of poetic themes;
A fancy breed among my garden plants,
And now part of my exotic dreams.

Oh, Queen of Simplicity -
With the silent language of art;
Oh, source of my inspiration
Of fathomless love of a heart.

So near I can feel the cheerful face,
With the silent smile from the wall;
So distant beats the mortal heart,
With echoes of eternal call.

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Poem dedicated to my wife during my one year absence from hoe
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