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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

A Mortal Masterpiece

Rating: 4.8
She sits before me, an infallible piece
A masterwork of bone, sinew, and skin
Defying perfection her fairest cheeks and feminine chin
Her form crafted and carved as a statue of ancient Greece

Lo! I would keep her hidden, a secret held unto me
Locked away to appease my most jealous heart
For it would cause a mortal cut if e’er we were apart
My soul she holds captive, her eyes contained the very key

But I could not withhold such beauty from the Earth
A prisoner to my selfishness, a fate yet undeserved
Her expert shape and classical features to all should be observed
Not all the gold of all the nations could match her shine or worth

So go my ornate masterpiece!
Go and share your radiant gleam
Go my Venus de Milo, my Winged Victory
And light the world with your achromic beam
Beach Leanbh
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COMMENTS
Rajnish Manga 24 November 2014
Great poem. You have treated a mortal masterpiece as a valuable personal possession initially. But thanks to the metamorphosis, you have decided to liberate the masterpiece for the collective aesthetic bliss of the world. Thanks.
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Babatunde Aremu 24 November 2014
Nice write! This is a masterpiece. Bravo!
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Aftab Alam Khursheed 24 November 2014
beautifully praised beauty- and congrats being placed poem for the day thank you
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Jasbir Chatterjee 24 November 2013
congrats on being poem of the day! everything is a masterpiece here, the poem, the subject of the poem, and the manner in which it is written....
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Liliana ~el 24 November 2013
Like this Open-minded for the greater good
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Leslie Philibert 24 November 2013
Like this. Lo is a bit fussy, and why capitalise Winged Victory? , but a solid piece of work.
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A master class of poetry. Beautifully coined lines. A picture in words.
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Priya Thamanna 01 July 2011
asthetic poetry...gorgeous description of the dame...
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Allen Henriette 11 April 2011
That is just awesome.Five stars rating.
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Whaylhee Jay 21 March 2011
Defining a beauty with a masterpiece. It doesnt get better than this.
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