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Of Pearls And Stars

Rating: 3.5
The pearly treasures of the sea,
The lights that spatter heaven above,
More precious than these wonders are
My heart-of-hearts filled with your love.

The ocean's power, the heavenly sights
Cannot outweigh a love filled heart.
And sparkling stars or glowing pearls
Pale as love flashes, beams and darts.
So, little, youthful maiden come
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Terry Craddock 21 December 2016
'The sea hath its pearls, The heaven hath its stars; But my heart, my heart, My heart hath its love.' a problem with poetry is that it is the least translatable language medium, because poetry loses rhyme and the richness of sound and connotative and denotative word play in other languages I liked the second translation better, yet parts of the first have more merit, interesting images
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