Charles Wiles


..African Beauty (Best Love Poems) - Poem by Charles Wiles

The sea is painted in her eyes
And sand is sprinkled on her skin
Her waves of hair so soft to touch
Her mouth a cave they wisp within.

Her body lithe as leopard limbs
Whose spots adorn her cape of hope
Her arms that wrap like swaying grass
Her style and grace of antelope.

The broken skies show fickle winds
That warn of rains as thunder forms
And when her lightning spears the night
It drowns the plains in ocean storms.

But wrecking cliffs are turned to roosts
Soothed by the calm of summer lulls
And love so warm it dries you out
And lifts you with the wings of gulls.

(1988-1996)


Comments about ..African Beauty (Best Love Poems) by Charles Wiles

  • Chinedu Dike (2/18/2018 6:40:00 PM)

    Lovely assemblage of insightful metaphors and appropriate similes in a captivating descriptive poem. A beautiful portrayal of a pristine ecosystem. Thanks for sharing Charles. (Report)Reply

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  • (12/10/2012 5:39:00 AM)

    WOW THATS A VERY NICE POEM (Report)Reply

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  • (5/18/2010 1:22:00 AM)

    Aboriginal description …vivid and metaphorically excellent
    Voted 10
    Ms. Nivedita
    UK
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  • Akram Saqib (10/24/2009 11:01:00 PM)

    african beauty described with the african things sand, desert sea, etc
    great expression
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  • Sumira Sarai (9/22/2009 3:41:00 AM)

    that is pure poetry in itself
    props to you
    you are a good poet
    as im sure you kno
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  • (7/26/2009 9:56:00 AM)

    beautiful........................... (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Poem Edited: Friday, January 24, 2014


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