Mark Akenside

(1721-1770 / England)

Female Beauty - Poem by Mark Akenside

Felices ter et amplius
Quos irrupta tenet Copula, nec malis
Divulsus querimoniis,
Suprema citius solvet amor die.

What's Female Beauty, but an Art divine,
Through which the Mind's all gentle Graces shine?
They like the Sun irradiate all between;
The Body charms, because the Mind is seen.


Comments about Female Beauty by Mark Akenside

  • Jayatissa K. Liyanage (7/29/2017 10:38:00 PM)


    Yes, the beauty is only what the minds sees. Great philosophical thought, indeed. Congrats for being the PoD.X (Report) Reply

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  • Pranab K Chakraborty (7/29/2017 9:07:00 AM)


    Marvelous four lines of poetic beauty. So skillfully the universal truth has been exposed, males of the surface can't disagree the attitude of the poet. Genius by heart and intelligence. Great indeed. Thanks to PH. (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (7/29/2017 7:40:00 AM)


    An art divine! ! Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Joshua Adeyemi (7/29/2017 6:36:00 AM)


    Beauty is of the eyes,
    But rather of the heart.
    If beauty fades,
    What coin will be paid?
    Lovely one!
    (Report) Reply

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (7/29/2017 6:21:00 AM)


    It is a beautiful philosophical poem on female beauty with thrilling depiction. Captivating one. Thanks and congrats. (Report) Reply

  • Md Shahadat Hossain (7/29/2017 5:03:00 AM)


    There is an art to express female beauty within a four lines. loved that... (Report) Reply

  • Rajnish Manga (7/29/2017 3:47:00 AM)


    Highly aesthetic, artistic and philosophical representation of a woman's beauty. Exquisite 4-liner poem. Thanks. (Report) Reply

  • Bernard F. Asuncion (7/29/2017 1:52:00 AM)


    Great poem about beauty..... Thanks for sharing.... (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, April 17, 2010



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